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Seattle Sister Cities Cookbook

The Seattle-Nantes Sister City Association, in partnership with The Seattle Sister Cities Association, is pleased to announce the release of The International Table: Recipes from the Seattle Sister Cities, a cookbook showcasing the cuisines and flavors of all twenty Seattle sister cities, including recipes from our colleagues in Nantes and our local members. From apéritifs such as Kir Breton to luscious desserts like Gâteau Nantais, The International Table offers over 100 recipes for home chefs of any experience level and will be sure to delight guests for all occasions. 

Chef Kristi Brown, owner and executive chef of Seattle’s Communion Restaurant & Bar, introduces the book saying “In my opinion, Sister Cities are most important for one sole reason: to help us know that we are connected in very real ways. Traveling does that, but food…does it better…Over a life-giving soup, that smile of agreement is all we need to feel connected to one another”. All of The International Table’s recipes are accompanied by lush photography and engaging descriptions of each city and dish, providing readers with a sense of connectedness to cities and regions around the world. The book also includes many anecdotes on family and local traditions, cooking tips and tricks, information on the expansive array of ingredients, and substitutes for harder-to-find ingredients, making the cookbook accessible to novice and experienced chefs alike. 

The International Table was made possible by the contributions of amateur chefs who graciously provided recipes from their cities and professional chefs from around the world. Professional chefs featured in the book include: Jp McMahon, author of The Irish Cookbook; Marialucia Luongo, author of Cucinaria: Lettere dalla cucina; Letizia Mattiacci, author of A Kitchen With A View and Festa Italiana; and Narin Seng Jameson, author of Cooking the Cambodian Way: The Intertwined Story of Cooking and Culture in Cambodia.

The book includes recipes from: Be’er Sheva, Israel; Bergen, Norway; Cebu, Philippines; Chongqing, China; Christchurch, New Zealand; Daejeon, Republic of Korea, Galway, Ireland; Gdynia, Poland; Hải Phòng, Vietnam; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Kobe, Japan; Limbe, Cameroon; Mombasa, Kenya; Nantes, France; Pécs, Hungary; Perugia, Italy; Reykjavík, Iceland; Sihanoukville, Cambodia; Surabaya, Indonesia; and Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Get your copy today!

Price: $34.99
254 pages, full-color
8”x 10” hardcover


SNSCA has only a few copies left

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Still available at the following independent retailers; please support our local businesses:

Elliott Bay Book Company 1521 Tenth Ave., Seattle, WA 98122

Left Bank Books 92 Pike St., Seattle, WA 98101

Madison Books 4118 E. Madison St., Seattle, WA 98112

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