Lonely Planet reveals The World’s Best Spicy Food

The World’s Best Spicy Food

Where to Find it and How to Make it

Lonely Planet reveals The World’s Best Spicy Food in an exciting new book which shows you where to find and how to make some of the fieriest foods from around the globe.  The World’s Best Spicy Food explores 100 of the world’s must-eat dishes for hungry heat lovers, and takes the reader on a tour of the culinary hotspots which are loved by locals and travellers alike.

In this follow up title to 2012’s The World’s Best Street Food, Lonely Planet authors’ destination expertise is accompanied by stunning photography and local knowledge, showcasing culinary creativity from every corner of the world.

Incorporating a mixture of best-loved dishes (Thai Green Curry) alongside new favourites (Tunisian Shakshouka), each delicacy in the book is given two dedicated pages detailing the history and culture behind the food, alongside the recipe to recreate the dish at home.

Other recipes include:

  • Devil’s Curry from Singapore
  • Doro Wat from Ethiopia
  • Pica Pau from Portugal
  • Saliva Chicken from China
  • Piccalilli from England

The book’s foreword is presented by internationally renowned foodie Tom Parker-Bowles, who talks passionately about his love of spicy foods. “This book is not about chillies alone, rather ‘spicy’ food in its every guise; the pungent, nose-clearing honk of wasabi, mustard and horseradish; pepper’s pep and paprika’s punch; the warming allure of cinnamon and mace, the bracing crunch of piccalilli. These are dishes to make the taste buds punch the air with elation, flavours that kick-start the palate and infuse every sense with joy” (page 8).

The World’s Best Spicy Food (£14.99) is available in stores from the 14th March 2014 and is also available from http://shop.lonelyplanet.com/.

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