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The Adventure of Food : True Stories of Eating Everything - Richard Sterling

The Adventure of Food

True Stories of Eating Everything

By: Richard Sterling (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th November 1999
ISBN: 9781885211378
Number Of Pages: 336

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Food — its smells, textures, colors, flavors, and rituals — is tied intrinsically to place. This heartwarming, surprising, and sumptuous collection of stories reveals our obsession with how food nourishes and sustains us, teaches us about other cultures, and creates community and connection with others. From the award-winning editor of Travelers’ Tales Food, here is another collection of funny and sometimes frightening true stories of eating that will make your mouth water while helping you better understand other cultures. Notable authors include Jeffrey Steingarten, Frances Mayes, Jonathan Raban, John Krich, and Maxine Kumin.

Introductionp. xv
The Essence of Food
Breakfast in Fijip. 3
Seduction a la Cartep. 5
Cat Fight Cachapasp. 7
The First Supperp. 10
Pizza Lovep. 13
Doing Rumoursp. 19
Eat, Drink, Man, Womanp. 23
The Last Mealp. 27
Jambo!p. 40
The Instructressp. 47
Etiquette, Schmetiquettep. 53
The Revenge of the Snake Peoplep. 59
When I Became a Gastronomep. 64
You Are Where You Eatp. 71
Go Fishp. 76
Daddy and the Porcupinep. 82
The Raw and the Cookedp. 85
Some Things to Do
The Ceremony of One Chipp. 93
Love on a Platep. 96
The Solitary Sconep. 100
The Impulsive Chefp. 105
Greece and Water Mixp. 108
Cuckoo for Kugelp. 111
Market Dayp. 115
Fat Farmp. 121
Out of Lunchp. 128
Biscuits and Gravyp. 134
Seeking the Secret of Bird's Nest Soupp. 140
Chai in an Unglazed Cupp. 144
Crocodile Huntingp. 146
Great Expectationsp. 153
Smokin'p. 159
A Rite of Springp. 172
Going Your Own Way
Absinthep. 179
360 Days a Yearp. 185
In a Bad Bean Funkp. 194
Confessions of a Cheese Smugglerp. 198
Phnom Penh Pepperp. 204
The Season of Squirrelp. 210
The Taco that Changed My Lifep. 213
Baguettep. 216
The Great Durian Airline Odysseyp. 223
Taste of Erosp. 228
A Caribbean Treatp. 235
Goulashp. 239
The French Waiterp. 242
Tibetan Cravingsp. 245
In the Shadows
Sausage Warsp. 261
Foie Gras Dreamsp. 264
High on the Mountainp. 268
Hearts Get Brokenp. 277
Alexandria Sweetp. 279
A Seat at the Tablep. 287
Whalesp. 294
Last Word
Soup of the Dayp. 299
Recommended Readingp. 303
Indexp. 305
Acknowledgementsp. 307
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ISBN: 9781885211378
ISBN-10: 1885211376
Series: Body & soul
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 19th November 1999
Publisher: Travelers' Tales, Incorporated
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41