The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine
A hybrid of memoir, cookbook, and travelogue, and a love song to hunting and fishing and the American wild, The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine is about one man's quest to live off the land and recreate the recipes from Escoffier's Le Guide Culinaire, the 1903 magnum opus.
Nature writer Steven Rinella embarks on a yearlong journey across America, trying to locate the bizarre, often esoteric ingredient of Le Guide Culinaire. His adventures take him fishing for stingrays on a Florida beach; skinning eels with an upstate New Yorker who keeps an emu as company; and hunting mountain goats on the snow-covered cliffs of Alaska's Chugach Range.
Praised by reviewers for its lyrical prose and humor, The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine is a narrative that opens up a deeper understanding of the things we eat and our place in the natural world.
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Review: The Scavenger's Guide to Haute CuisineUser Review - Keelan - Goodreads
I loved this book. Lots of esoteric information about food preparation, hunting, fishing, etc. I especially liked how Rinella wrote mini-biographies of many of the characters who helped him out during ... Read full review
Review: The Scavenger's Guide to Haute CuisineUser Review - Becki Iverson - Goodreads
"Scavenger" is a fascinating hodgepodge of styles and subjects. Rinella swiftly bats between encyclopedic hunting knowledge and stories and the intricate world of haute cuisine. The mix, in an age ... Read full review
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