14 April 2009

Cuisines of the Axis of Evil and Other Irritating States: A Dinner Party Approach to International Relations

This is a fun little cookbook by Chris Fair. And it is mostly a cookbook, but there's a lot more to it than that. The title is just about perfect for what you get here. Fair is witty and snarky, and not really shrill, although maybe just a little.

I didn't read every word here since the recipes are pretty basic (and Fair doesn't assume the reader has much cooking experience, which is probably a good thing for this sort of book) and because there really wasn't anything new if you've read much about these countries (it also helped that I generally agreed with almost everything Fair wrote).

It's fun to read. Recommended.

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