Gr 5 Up Those who are searching for novel ways to celebrate various international holidays will rejoice at this appetizing collection of ethnic recipes from 15 countries. A brief introduction emphasizes the connection between geography and culture and particular types of foods. The menu for an international holiday meal could help organize a unique home or school feast. The 17 recipes range from a simple blender peanut punch to such specialties as pirozhki and julebrod, which demand considerable time and culinary competence. While not for rank beginners, this volume includes a comprehensive dictionary of terms, clear directions, and accessible ingredients, so it is practical for intermediate-level young cooks. Merilyn S. Burrington, Vergennes Union High School, Vt.