About Cooks Without Borders

Where do you want to go? What shall we make? Cooks Without Borders – Leslie Brenner's personal cooking website and blog – deliciously crashes frontiers: state lines, national borders, states of mind. In your kitchen, you're a citizen of the world.

Inspired by her experiences cooking and eating around the globe and the idea that cooking brings us all together, Leslie – a cookbook author, restaurant critic at The Dallas Morning News and former Food editor at The Los Angeles Times – explores delicious food from everywhere, offering recipes for dishes you'll be excited to make in your own kitchen. Many of the recipes were created or developed by Leslie. They might be quick sautés, pastas or stir-fries she makes for a weekday dinner after a busy day at work, more involved dishes she serves for friends on a Saturday night, or long, slow braises or easy grills on a relaxing Sunday. Other dishes, perhaps as part of a cookbook review, are adapted from volumes that explore the world's cuisines. Still others come care of Leslie's food-loving, border-busting friends from around the country and the world – from California, New York and Texas to France, Spain, England, Italy, Mexico, Tunisia, South Africa, India, Vietnam and beyond. Leslie discovers the flavors they love as she cooks with them in their kitchen, or invites them into her own to cook – covering it all in the blog.

You, too, are an important part of Cooks Without Borders. Tell us about the places you want to explore through cooking; comment on and review the recipes we post, and ask us for recipes for the dishes you'd love to make. Or maybe you have a border-busting recipe you know others would enjoy. We invite you to share it with us. We'll explore all of it – and discover a delicious world – together.