A World of Flavor: A Celebration of Food and Recipes from Around the GlobeGabrielle Langholtz, with illustrations by Tania García Jimenez

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Inspire children to read, learn, and cook their way around the world with this vibrant collection of authentic recipes and fascinating food facts

In this innovative cookbook invites children to explore more than forty countries through the universal language of food. Featuring fun facts and fascinating information celebrating unique ingredients and culinary customs across all five continents, and authentic, kid-friendly recipes ranging from Vietnamese pho and Mexican salsa verde cruda to Italian focaccia and Nigerian jollof rice.

Each entry includes a recipe with simple, step-by-step instructions and lively illustrations of the finished dish. Accessible to all skill levels, the book includes a beginner-friendly section teaching key kitchen vocabulary and skills. There are plenty of recipes made in under thirty minutes, as well as more hands-on projects to excite ambitious young chefs.

Peppered throughout are pages dedicated to widely beloved foods such as dumplings, rice, and frozen desserts, revealing ingredients and dishes we share around the world and the unique ways they are enjoyed by children everywhere.

Through delicious recipes, fascinating facts, and irresistible illustrations, A World of Flavor is so much more than a cookbook: it’s a mouth-watering road trip for the mind and the taste buds, teaching curious kids about the many ways cultures and cuisines are unique – and how much they have in common.      

Countries and recipes featured: Afghanistan (plov); Algeria (sandwich aux merguez); Argentina (chimichurri); Australia (pavlova); Bangladesh (shondesh); Brazil (feijoada); China (dumplings); Democratic Republic of the Congo (poulet moambe); Ethiopia (nit’ir qibe); France (truffettes); Germany (cabbage and bratwurst); India (masoor dal); Indonesia (gado gado); Iran (borani ghogondar); Italy (focaccia); Japan (onigiri); Mexico (salsa verde cruda); Middle East (pita bread); Middle East and North Africa (baba ganoush); Morocco (harira); Myanmar (mohinga); New Zealand (lamb chops); Nigeria (jollof rice); North Africa (shakshuka); Pakistan (halwa); Peru (ceviche); Philippines (adobo); Poland (zupa ogórkowa); Russia (blini); Senegal (bissap); South Africa (potele); South Korea (haemul pajeon); Spain (tortilla de patatas); Sudan (salata tomatim bel daqua); Syria and Lebanon (tabbouleh); Tanzania (ndizi kanga); Thailand (pad thai); The Caribbean (pastelillos de guayaba); Uganda (mandazi); Ukraine (borshch); United Kingdom (scones); United States of America (chili con carne); Vietnam (pho).

Ages 7-10


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 304 × 228 mm (12 × 9 in)
  • Pages: 240 pp
  • Illustrations: 240 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838669140

Award-winning food writer Gabrielle Langholtz has worked in urban gardens and organic farms, was editor of the James Beard Award-winning Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn magazines and ran publicity for New York City’s world-famous Greenmarket. She’s appeared in the New York Times, Martha Stewart, Vogue, NPR and many more, and lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter. This is Gabrielle’s fifth cookbook and her second children’s book, following the success of United Tastes of America, also published by Phaidon. 

Artist Tania García is an illustrator and designer from Barcelona. In 2021, her first children’s book was shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards.