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50 Authentic, Easy-to-Make Recipes from All Periods of World History!
The world changed at the end of World War II, and food was a part of that change. Soldiers returning from the war brought with them a taste for the new and exotic dishes they had discovered in their travels. Manufacturing companies that had produced guns and tanks began producing farming equipment. Scientists started working to discover ways to grow more crops in smaller areas. Companies began to produce more and more convenience foods.
Those changes continued until, today, we have a food system that is technologically advanced, plentiful, and sustainable. Bananas grown in South America can be harvested and sent to market in the coldest regions of Russia, before they rot. Enough grain is grown around the world to feed people everywhere. Restaurants provide opportunities to try dishes from any country. The world is now one large market place, full of fruits, vegetables, breads, and spices that our ancestors only dreamed about.
Even as our food becomes globalized, countries still maintain dishes that reflect their national identity. There is something about certain foods that say, "This is where I'm from; this is my country."
Recipes from the Modern World
This essential dish simmers in a large pot, over a fire, in many African kitchens.
Tomato and Basil Crostini
This European toast is tasty!
Stir-Fried Bean Sprouts
A delicious dish from Asia.
These sweet cakes were first made in Australia and continue to be a favorite treat today.
This dish is as patriotic as the stars and stripes!