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Travel the World in Your Kitchen

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mark Kurlansky and his daughter Talia, who have a weekly tradition of cooking meals from different cultures around the world. Mark Kurlansky and his daughter Talia, who have a weekly tradition of cooking meals from different cultures around the world. (Mark Kurlansky/Courtesy of the author)

Mark Kurlansky has spent over 30 years of traveling the world writing about food, culture, and history. He and his daughter Talia Kurlansky tell us about their weekly cooking ritual—they spin a globe, and wherever Talia’s finger lands becomes the theme of that night's dinner. Many recipes are drawn from techniques Kurlansky learned as a professional chef and from many years of talking to chefs, producers, and household cooks around the world. They write about their tradition in their book International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World, which includes recipes, stories, and pen-and-ink drawings.

 

 

Guests:

Mark Kurlansky and Talia Kurlansky

Comments [3]

Not to rain on anyone's (admittedly delicious) octopus parade, but I've noticed some friends are eschewing octopus in light of recent discoveries on their seemingly prodigious, human-like intelligence (they can use tools, play games, recognize and display affection (or disdain) for specific humans.

http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/6474

http://io9.com/5858783/the-growing-evidence-for-octopus-intelligence

Aug. 18 2014 01:44 PM
Jane from Westchester

What a wonderful, creative way to engage with and teach your child on many levels--bravo to you both!

Aug. 18 2014 01:25 PM
wayne from ny

Hi Mark! I loved your book, Basque History of the World.
I liked how there were recipes in each chapter.

Aug. 18 2014 12:56 PM

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