Eat My Globe: One Year to Go Everywhere and Eat Everything (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, May 19, 2009 - Cooking - 320 pages
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When Simon Majumdar hit forty, he realized there had to be more to life than his stable but uninspiring desk job. As he wondered how to escape his career, he rediscovered a list of goals he had scrawled out years before, the last of which said: Go everywhere, eat everything. With that, he had found his mission -- a yearlong search for the delicious, and curious, and the curiously delicious, which he names Eat My Globe and memorably chronicles in these pages.

In Majumdar's world, food is everything. Like every member of his family, he has a savant's memory for meals, with instant recall of dishes eaten decades before. Simon's unstoppable wit and passion for all things edible (especially those things that once had eyes, and a face, and a mom and a pop) makes this an armchair traveler's and foodie's delight -- Majumdar does all the heavy lifting, eats the heavy foods (and suffers the weighty consequences), so you don't have to. He jets to thirty countries in just over twelve months, diving mouth-first into local cuisines and cultures as different as those of Japan and Iceland. His journey takes him from China, where he consumes one of his "Top Ten Worst Eats," stir-fried rat, to the United States, where he glories in our greatest sandwiches: the delectable treasures of Katz's Delicatessen in Manhattan, BBQ in Kansas and Texas, the still-rich po' boys of post-Katrina New Orleans.

The meat of the story -- besides the peerless ham in Spain, the celebrated steaks of Argentina, the best of Münich's wursts as well as their descendants, the famous hot dogs of Chicago -- is the friends that Simon makes as he eats. They are as passionate about food as he is and are eager to welcome him to their homes and tables, share their choicest meals, and reveal their local secrets. Also a poignant memoir, Eat My Globe is a life told through food and spiced with Majumdar's remembrances of foods past, including those from his colorful childhood. (Raised in Northern England, he is the son of a fiery Welsh nurse and a distinguished Bengali surgeon.) A captivating look at one man's passion for food, family, and unique life experiences, Eat My Globe will make you laugh -- while it makes you hungry. It is sure to satiate any gastronome obsessed with globetrotting -- for now.
  

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Review: Eat My Globe: One Year to Go Everywhere and Eat Everything

User Review  - Jonasanddelice - Goodreads

Unbelievable book. I love Simon Majumdar's writing and I love his food snobbiness as well as his adventurousness!! <3 I really hope to meet him someday! I recommend this book to anyone who loves a ... Read full review

Review: Eat My Globe: One Year to Go Everywhere and Eat Everything

User Review  - Susan Phillips - Goodreads

Having just finshed this book I got a bit bored at some of experiences, yes I love food but do you have to remind us that you've already been to this city or that country before. Read full review

Contents

introduction xiii
UNITEd kINgdOM aNd aUSTralIa
JaPaN hONg kONg ChINa MONgOlIa rUSSIa
the trAnssiBeriAn rAilWAy riding the rAils From ulAn BAtor
UNITEd STaTES MExICO argENTINa BrazIl U S WEST COaST SCOTlaNd MUNICh aNd ICElaNd
AmericA Fed White And Blue 101
chicAgo dog eAt dog 108
Ann ArBor the cult oF ZingermAns 112
icelAnd rotten shArk rotten WeAther 172
ThaIlaNd MalaySIa VIETNaM PhIlIPPINES aNd INdIa
thAilAnd sAWAdee 179
cAll me ishmAel 184
hAnoi crouching doWn For Pho With uncle ho 188
A Filler in mAnilA 192
indiA crAZy BeAutiFul 197
mumBAi the unstoPPABle 203

Austin dont mess With texAs 116
neW orleAns simon is Big And simon is eAsy 121
thAts so neW york 129
mexico mi corAZÓn 135
Buenos Aires love me tender 144
giving thAnks in sAntA cruZ 155
three men And A still 162
immer essen in mÜnchen 168
kolkAtA lAnd oF my FAthers 212
SOUTh afrICa MOzaMBIqUE SENEgal MOrOCCO SPaIN TUrkEy aNd ITaly
south AFricA its my PArty And ill BrAAi iF i WAnt to 227
oFF on the roAd to morocco 240
Istanbul EatIng Eytans Way 249
all rOads lEad tO rOmE 259
aPPEndIcEs 267
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About the author (2009)

Simon Majumdar splits his time between London and Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife, who he met while doing the travel research for this book.  He and his computer-whiz brother write the award-winning blog www.doshermanos.co.uk, which has earned him thousands of readers a day and a spot on the London Evening Standard’s list of London’s most influential people.  He is a judge for Next Iron Chef America.

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