Are You Really Going to Eat That?: Reflections of a Culinary Thrill Seeker

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Anchor Books, 2004 - Cooking - 268 pages
From the top of the Blue Mountains of Jamaica for the perfect cup of coffee to the jungles of Thailand for an encounter with the abominably smelly “stinkfruit,” Robb Wals has traveled the globe, immersing himself in some of the world’s most interesting culinary phenomena. In Are You Really Going to Eat That? Walsh offers a collection of his best essays over the past ten years, along with some of his favorite recipes.

For Walsh, food is a window on culture, and his essays brim with insights into our society and those around us. Whether he’s discussing halal organic farming with Muslims, traversing the steep hills of Trinidad in search of hot-sauce makers, or savoring the disappearing art of black Southern cooking with a inmate-chef in a Texas penitentiary, Walsh has a unique talent for taking our understanding of food to a deeper level.

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The search for the perfect hot sauce in the Caribbean, the particular joys of Southern cuisine, and the rivalry between two European countries, each claiming to be the true source of Gruy re cheese ... Read full review


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Robb Walsh, "the Indiana Jones of food writers" (Liane Hanson, NPR), is the restaurant critic for the Houston Press, and occasional commentator for NPR's Weekend Edition, the former food columnist for Natural History magazine, and former editor in chief of Chile Pepper magazine. He is the author of Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook and The Tex Mex Cookbook: A History in Recipes and Photos, and the co-author of several other cooking and travel books. He lives in Houston, Texas.

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