This charming little book was first published in 1956 when people in England were still enduring post-war restrictions on both travelling and eating.
As Lesley Blanch says in her introduction to a later edition 'benign fate whisked me elsewhere to follow less restricted ways, travelling widely and eating wildly'.
She said: 'I don't belong in England, I don't belong anywhere, it is rather restful - I have met everybody and known nobody'.
Seductive and piquant like its author, this is 'an appetizer for enthusiastic beginners' rather than a basic cookbook.
Lesley Blanch's gastronomic world tour includes eighty recipes each prefaced by an account of where they were first tasted, or with some amusing anecdote.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 200 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Grub Street
- Publication Date: 19/10/2011
- Category: National & regional cuisine
- ISBN: 9781908117182