From Albania to Vietnam, but where are you, Pitcairn Islands?


Music – “Pitcairn Island (from “Mutiny On The Bounty”)” from Mutiny On The Bounty (Original Soundtrack Recording) by Marlon Brando. Released: 2011

Quick quiz: what do these 126 countries have in common?

Albania,  Algeria,  Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia,  Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong SAR China, Hungary, Iceland, India,  Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia….

Photo Credit:

…..Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau SAR China, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Russia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Saint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam.

Give up? Amazingly enough, WordPress statistics indicate that in the nearly 4 years since I started my blog, viewers have visited my blog from all 126 of these countries. I have cookbooks from many of these locations in my collection, and I wonder what the readers were searching for when they read my posts….a mention of their homeland, their cuisine, perhaps some familiar photos I have taken over the years from a few of these places, which I have visited?

Now, if only someone from the Pitcairn Islands would have a look. I have a copy of the only cookbook ever published there, by Irma Doreen (Warren) Christian, a descendant of Fletcher Christian of “Mutiny on the Bounty” fame.  Irma died on Pitcairn Island, in 2016 at the age of 89.

Portrait of Fletcher Christian (Photo Credit:

Irma Christian, a descendant of Fletcher Christian, on Pitcairn Island (Photo Credit:

Flag of the Pitcairn Islands (Photo Credit:

Pitcairn Island Cookbook by Irma Christian

Perhaps internet access is a bit tricky on Pitcairn Islands.  After all, it really is out there! But, it just goes to show that cookbooks and conversations about food are truly a global phenomenon!


Pitcairn Islands (Photo Credit:

My EatYourBooks cookbook collection

About vintagecookbookery

Cookbook lover and collector with a burgeoning collection of cookbooks. Reading and researching food trends, history of cooking techniques and technological advances in cooking, what we eat and why and cookbooks as reflectors of cultures is a fascination for me. As of November 7th, 2013, I hold the current Guinness World Record title for the largest collection of cookbooks: 2,970 at the official count on July 14th, 2013 (applaud now, thank you very much!) The current (unofficial) number is now 6,500. What next? More shelves?
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2 Responses to From Albania to Vietnam, but where are you, Pitcairn Islands?

  1. I was actually (pleasantly) surprised, when I saw the stats. Although a lot of views were a once-time-only, I was impressed by the interest! Keep on reading!

  2. Wende says:

    Sorry Sue, not from Pitcairn Island just the state of Pennsylvania. 126 countries, wow. Now you can do a world tour to all the countries. Hahaha

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