The Year of Eating Dangerously: A Global Adventure in Search of Culinary Extremes

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Ebury Publishing, 2007 - Food - 374 pages
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Tired of the bland, processed pap served up in supermarkets and identikit restaurants across the UK, food writer Tom Parker Bowles embarks on a picaresque global odyssey in search of culinary extremes.

The first to admit he has a timid tummy, Tom eschews the Michelin-starred restaurants he's grown accustomed to and seeks out the most authentic regional foods he can find. Full of trepidation, he puts his prejudices behind him and samples seahorse satay and millipede skewers in China, indulges in stomach-popping competitive eating in the States, and tentatively consumes the world's most poisonous fish in Japan.

Brilliantly written and often laugh-out-loud funny, this is an eye-opening adventure in the company of a man who may not be brave, but is certainly curious. Tom's visceral account of his journey will make your mouth water ... most of the time.

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User Review  - jpporter - LibraryThing

This is an amusing book, if one is into "lives of the rich and famous (or members of families that wish they were rich and famous)." The book is basically a gastronomic travelogue, so don't expect ... Read full review

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User Review  - love2laf - LibraryThing

Now this was a glorious, unabashed, food loving book. Not just about eating the weirdest item, but more about exploring local food all over the world, and trying to approach it with an open mind and ... Read full review

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ELVERS
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NEW MEXICO
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CHINA
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Tom Parker Bowles is a respected food critic, with high-profile columns in the Daily Mail's Night and Day magazine and Tatler . He is also the author of E is for Eating: An Alphabet of Greed.

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