Global Bites: Your Next Edible Adventure

Chances are, you probably don’t get to travel nearly as much or as often as you’d like. I know I sure don’t. I do however spend plenty of time dreaming about the adventures I hope to have in the future, and I have found that food is a fantastic way to experience other places and cultures, all from the comfort of my very own kitchen. Of course, there are a lot of resources available online, like this amazing global food blog, opens a new window that is positively brimming with interesting recipes and cultural information. But another excellent option is to visit your local library, which happens to have a pretty impressive variety of cookbooks from around the world that are sure to transport you, or at least your taste buds, to the destination of your dreams!


An illustrated lifestyle cookbook on the Swedish tradition of fika--a twice-daily coffee break--including recipes for traditional baked goods, information and anecdotes about Swedish coffee culture, and the roots and modern incarnations of this cherished custom.


With a culinary history dating back 9,000 years, Mexican food draws influences from Aztec and Mayan Indians and is renowned for its use of fresh aromatic ingredients, colorful presentations and bold food combinations. The book features more than 700 delicious and authentic recipes that can be easily recreated at home.

The Paris Neighborhood Cookbook

Presents a collection of recipes found in the varied neighborhoods of Paris along with information on creating menus based on foods found in Parisian markets.

East West

A culinary journey through Malta, Lebanon, Iran, Turkey, Morocco, and Andalucia.

The North African Kitchen

Features the cuisine of eight cooks working and living in North Africa, including brief biographies, favorite recipes from each cook, and photographs showcasing life in that region.

This was just the first leg of your culinary journey, so here are even more global cuisine cookbooks that are sure to keep you eating adventurously!