By Chris Fair; Globe Pequot Press, $24.95 Before passing on recipes that originate in some of the least-visited parts of the world, Fair dissects each country's geopolitical past and present as only an experienced and well-traveled foreign affairs think tank analyst — that's her day job — can do. The result is a book that probably contains more facts you didn't know than any other food book you've ever picked up. That Fair is a witty writer with attitude and a skilled explainer of world ...

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