• Ashley Locke

These 10 Cookbooks Will Take You Around the World in Your Own Kitchen

Though we can't travel right now, we'll just have to get creative with how we explore the world.

Whether that be watching travel shows or experiencing virtual vacations, there are plenty of ways to soak up everything other cultures have to offer from the safety of our own homes.

Another fun way is whipping up some favored international dishes. You may have plenty of recipes mastered, but there are likely a ton of worldly cuisines you haven't had the time to make. Well, now's your chance. We rounded up 10 cookbooks that'll take you around the world in a variety of recipes.

Find the best one for your skillset below!

1. The Around the World Cookbook: Over 350 Authentic Recipes from the World's Best-Loved Cuisines

From Chinese Dim Sum to African Beef in Aubergine Sauce, this cookbook contains the recipes for some of the most beloved dishes from around the world. You name it, it's likely in this book. The only tricky part will be deciding where to start.

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2. International Cookbook: Around the World in 80 Dishes

It's time to go around the world in 80 dishes. Where 80 days may be a bit tricky, especially given what's going on in the world, 80 dishes isn't all that bad. Plus, it gives you something new to cook for each day of quarantine—though hopefully things won't last that long.

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3. In Her Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Grandmas Around the World: A Cookbook

Everyone knows that grandmas always have the best recipes up their sleeves. While you may not be able to be with yours, you can be passed down a variety of authentic recipes from grandmas all over the world. Isn't that just a dream come true?

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4. The Complete Book of National Dishes: Over 200 Delicious Recipes and Their Origins

From Around the World

Every nation in the world is represented in this book, so we hope you're ready to put your culinary skills to the ultimate test. The best part is that each worldly recipe comes with a colored image, so you'll know what it's supposed to look like.

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5. Global Kitchen: The World's Most Delicious Food Made Easy

For those who aren't the best chefs in the world, but sure enjoy the art of cooking, this cookbook was made for you. Featuring an array of delicious dishes, the book breaks them down in ways that are approachable for even the worst cooks. Seriously, anyone can make these recipes.

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6. Sheila Lukins All Around the World Cookbook

Sheila Lukins is a chef to know. She completely revolutionized the way Americans eat, so this cookbook is truly iconic. There are 450 recipes included that reinterpret the world's best cuisines in an original way.

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7. International Cooking: A Culinary Journey

This international cookbook really is a culinary journey, to say the very least. There are nearly 400 recipes in this book that highlight the rich history of dishes from around the world. If you're a fan of getting a little history lesson with your meal, this cookbook is right up your alley.

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8. Gluten-Free World Tour Cookbook: Internationally Inspired Gluten-Free Recipes

We couldn't forget about those of you who are gluten-free, which is why we made sure to include this cookbook for you. Literally any iconic world dish you can think of has been given a gluten-free makeover in this book. You're welcome!

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9. The World Sauces Cookbook: 60 Regional Recipes and 30 Perfect Pairings

You can't forget the sauce! After all, the only thing that makes a dish better is the sauce. Get acquainted with some worldly sauces with a little help from this saucy cookbook. See what we did there? They even break down the best pairings for each sauce, which is always helpful.

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10. International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World

If you're quarantined with your family, consider this your holy grail of cookbooks. Just like the father-daughter duo in this cookbook, you and your family can have an international cuisine night every night. It's the easiest family vacation you'll ever go on.

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Still want to travel the world from the privacy of your own home, but aren't in the mood to cook? Watch THESE travel movies to cure your wanderlust!