Cleveland Ethnic Eats 8th Edition
The Guide to Authentic Ethnic Restaurants and Markets in Northeast Ohio
by Laura Taxel
- Softcover, 243 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
- ISBN: 978-1-59851-053-9
The best guidebook to the ethnic cultures of Greater Cleveland. The Plain Dealer
Discover a world of exotic cuisines—right here in our own backyard! These 356 authentic ethnic restaurants and markets (from more than 50 different countries and cultures) are recommended by the experts: Cleveland's ethnic citizens themselves. Laura Taxel found out where they go for an authentic meal; her book shares those delicious discoveries.
This book is about eating as adventure. With it you'll discover places, hidden behind nondescript storefronts and tucked away in innocuous strip malls, where shopkeepers wear saris, menus are written in beautiful Asian calligraphy, and the scent of exotic spices fills the air.
Detailed listings tell what you'll find when you go, from menu items and specialties to prices, hours, ambiance, attire, and parking.
Dipping into Laura Taxel's book is like putting on a pair of magic glasses. Before, Northeast Ohio is meatloaf and peas. After, it's a colorful melting pot of Jamaican jerk wings and Hungarian stuffed cabbage, of reggae in the back room and curried goat in the kitchen . . . More than just a guide to ethnic grocery stores, carryouts and restaurants. It's a glimpse of the people and cultures that season life in Northeast Ohio. Akron Beacon Journal
The best guidebook to the ethnic cultures of Greater Clevelandthe only guidebook, reallyhas been updated to reflect a changing city. Follow the food and you will discover the culture . . . Taxel scouts restaurants, trattorias, markets and cafes in the region's ethnic communities, soaks in the ambiance and often interviews the Old World owners. Then she compiles what she has learned into a one-of-a-kind guide. The Plain Dealer
Without question, this book is an indispensable and exhaustive catalog of Cleveland's bountiful ethnic food culture. Consider it an ethnic restaurant-only version of the Yellow Pages, only more descriptive and detailed . . . Adventurous cooks will make the most of Taxel's listing of ethnic markets, which are often shopped exclusively by immigrants in the know, and are crucial resources for hard-to-find ingredients. Free Times
If someone is looking for great Cleveland area Jewish delis that feature hand-cut corned beef, pickled tongue, or beet borsht topped with sour cream, they should pick up a copy of Laura Taxel's Cleveland Ethnic Eats. The tantalizing guide offers a full plate of authentic ethnic dining. Cleveland Jewish News
Makes tabletop adventuring easy as pie . . . A great resource, full of fascinating tidbits, like the history of Greek immigration to Cleveland and the essential differences between Southern cooking and soul food. Scene Magazine
Find out where gastronomical treasure-troves are hidden in the strip malls and storefronts of your neighborhood, whether you live in Bratenahl or Broadview Heights. Taxel gives detailed information on 356 establishments in northeast Ohio, so you have no excuse for eating or shopping at the same old joint week after week. Northern Ohio Live
About Laura Taxel
Laura Taxel has been writing about food and the people who prepare it for three decades. Her articles have appeared in local, regional, and national publications. She has won numerous Excellence In Journalism awards from The Press Club of Cleveland and the competition sponsored by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists. In 2004, 2006, and 2008 her work was chosen for Best Food Writing, a national anthology published annually. Taxel is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the Cleveland chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International. More About Laura Taxel
Contains References to:
Cleveland African Food, Cleveland Bakeries, Cleveland Chinese Food, Cleveland Creole Food, Cleveland Czech Food, Cleveland Ethnic Food, Cleveland French Food, Cleveland German Food, Cleveland Greek Food, Cleveland Indian Food, Cleveland Irish Food, Cleveland Italian Food, Cleveland Jamaican Food, Cleveland Japanese Food, Cleveland Korean Food, Cleveland Mediterranean Food, Cleveland Mexican Food, Cleveland Restaurants, Cleveland Thai Food, Cleveland Turkish Food