Food and Travel: Two Cookbooks That Will Fuel Your Wanderlust


There is something about cookbooks that can give you a serious case of wanderlust. You could be flipping through the pages of one looking for some meal ideas or Italian potluck recipes when you get hit by a sudden desire to travel and taste the diverse cuisines of the world. Whether you are looking for delicious recipes or just want to enjoy some food porn, here are some of the best cookbooks that will spark your wanderlust.

1. America–Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers by Mario Batali and Jim Webster
In America–Farm to Table, celebrity chef and writer Mario Batali takes you on a culinary adventure in farms across the US to showcase. It provides a fascinating glimpse into American farming culture and the passion and hard work farmers put into it. See the amazing photos, tales, and delicious recipes in this book that will make you want to go on a road trip to follow the chef’s footsteps and savor the delightful meals made with ingredients produced by America’s farms.

2. Di Palo’s Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy: 100 Years of Wisdom and Stories from Behind the Counter by Lou Di Palo and Rachel Wharton
This book takes you on a cross-country trip across Italy while enjoying a glimpse into the country’s rich culinary history – in your armchair. Here you can find tales about some of the well-loved items sold in the Di Palo family-owned Italian market and find a wide array of recipes that feature the delectable tastes and flavors of Italian cuisines.