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  • Writer's pictureJason Leppert

Could Norwegian Cruise Line Cookbook Herald More?

Chef Jose Mendin, of the Pubbelly Restaurant Group, in partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line, has recently released a digital cookbook – “Food Republic by Jose Mendin” – a showcase of his recipes as well as celebration of the titular specialty restaurant aboard the new Norwegian Escape.

The publication is available as 47 digital pages featuring 30 dishes, “inspired by flavors that bring distant places to one’s kitchen,” according to Norwegian. It is available on iTunes via the Colors & Flavors app for only $1.99, illustrated by full-page photographs by Juan Fernando Ayora and highlighting a range of items like tapas; dumplings; noodles, rice and soups; sushi, grilled items and desserts.

“My food is both rich and worldly, in part inspired by cultural and culinary traditions,” says Mendin. “I want my food to act as an instrument to embrace social interaction and not compromise the cherished time we get to spend with our loved ones.  As such, the recipes I’ve created foster this mantra – they are quick, easy and encourage conversation.”

Among his signature items that the home cook can learn to make are Pubbelly Dates with Chorizo, Hamachi Taqu

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