I Should Have Stayed Home: Food

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Roger Rapoport, Bob Drews, Kim Klescewski
RDR Books, 2007 - Humor - 170 pages
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This uproarious book takes you where conventional dining guides dare not go, from the "best restaurant" in an Idaho town to a Chinese eatery on New York's Lower East Side that erupts into food fights. Readers will discover more exotic culinary experiences, too, as travel writers and scientific explorers share their experiences feasting on lorikeets in Indonesia and sauteed termintes in Borneo, not to mention pan-friend piranha and grilled anteater on the banks of the Amazon and champagne and caviar on the Trans-Siberian Railroad. The ultimate in fusion cuisine, this book is a must for every gourmet armchair adventurer.
 

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Absolutely waste of time reading this book. Tales of pampered Americans traveling about complaining about local food and customs. Some people should just stay home. One particularly bad essay by Julia Niebuhr Eulenberg, "Hold the Salad," made my skin crawl. Leave it to some addlepated American, with no concept of etiquette, to go to a fine dining restaurant in London and order a Caesar salad and water. Probably ordered the dressing on the side. Horrible book.  

Contents

Introduction
1
Koreas Silk Route Frank Lev
7
Feeling Crabby Loretta Graziano Breuning
18
Banquet Blues Alev Le Sueur
25
Congo Breakfast At Tiffanys Scott Loveridge
48
Food Fight Marius Bosc
56
Hold the Salad Julia Niebuhr Eulenberg
65
Became a Purveyor of Caviar and Champagne
71
The ThousandYearOld Fish Patti Deveney
79
The Best Restaurant in Town? Marcia Muller
88
Sam Wos Insult Machine Edsel Ford Wong Joe Kempkes
93
Something in the Air Zona Sage
107
Pining Away Janet Roberts
130
At The Gates of Heaven Chris Mears
155
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