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Cook Your Way Around the World

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content, including this article on the best cookbooks featuring foods from around the world.  The best part of traveling is getting to explore a new place and embrace the food, people, and culture. The worst part? It can be expensive. So this season we’re bringing some of your favorite travel destinations to you. Here are eight cookbooks that will bring the stories and flavors of different countries right into your kitchen. So what are you waiting for? Get ready to cook! Luke Nguyen’s Street Food Asia Chef Luke Nguyen, the King of Street Food, takes readers across Asia in this delectable cookbook. Instead of sitting down in restaurants, Nguyen explores the street food culture…

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Melissa Cookston, the winningest woman in BBQ, shares her secret

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“Traditionally,” writes Melissa Cookston, “the home kitchen has been women’s domain, while the grill has been male territory. Maybe it’s the caveman effect—big pieces of meat and fire bringing out the chest thumping.” Millions of years of evolution, however, haven’t stopped Cookston from being among the best at what she does—calling upon her Mississippi Delta roots to create mouth-watering morsels at the grill and smoker, a practice dominated by men. In fact, Cookston is the winningest woman in the  barbecue contest circuit, having capped off her career with a 2012 Grand Prize at the Kingsford Invitational, a contest of champions at which she also won first place in four out of five categories. It’s that background that has led to…

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