Press Release: The Food Book – A Journey through the Great Cuisines of the World

Markets, street food, fine dining or raucous family feasts. Whether one travels to eat, or is a foodie sizzling away in the kitchen, they will find plenty in Lonely Planet’s The Food Book: A Journey through the Great Cuisines of the World to satisfy their lust for new flavors, textures and aromas.

The Food Book is a one-stop culinary reference providing insights into the culture, history and essential dishes of over 40 countries. Packed with beautiful food and destination photography, it profiles culinary traditions from all over the globe including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. Exploring each country’s essential produce, defining dishes, and culture of preparing, eating and celebrating with food, The Food Book is the perfect gift for foodies and travelers alike.

The Food Book profiles France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Russia, Georgia, Greece, Turkey, Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Iran, India, Sri Lanka, China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Guatemala, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Ethiopia, South Africa, Mozambique and Ghana.

Instagram Competition:
To celebrate the launch of The Food Book, Lonely Planet is hosting a ‘World Eats’ Instagram competition. Many travelers take photos of their meals while on the road—now they can share and win something for those photos! Between November 5th and December 17th, 2013, anyone who adds the hashtag #lpworldeats and @lonelyplanet to their Instagram photo will be entered into the competition. We also ask that they include a geographic location and basic description of the meal. Their photo will be displayed on the World Eats website at, where all photos can be perused and voted on. Six weekly winners will be chosen to have their photos posted on the LP Instagram channel (to be showcased to over 80,000 Lonely Planet followers), and will receive a copy of The Food Book. One grand-prize winner, selected from the six weekly winners, will receive $250 worth of Lonely Planet books of their choice.

Review copies available upon request.
Contributors available for interview.
Excerpts available with permission.

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