Extreme Cuisine

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Bloomsbury, 2005 - Cooking - 320 pages
6 Reviews
The chapter headings say it all...'Dogs & Cats', 'Bats', 'Eyes', 'Ears', 'Gums', 'Lips', 'Genitalia', 'Duck Beak', 'Poisonous Fish', 'Gold'...and many more. This is an interesting, pacy, informative, and yes, occasionally stomach-churning look at food from around the world. There's the odd recipe thrown in too, recipes that, strangely, Delia has never turned her hand to - 'Camel Hoof Paste' or 'Roasted Cockchafer Grubs in Coconut Milk' for instance...What the reader soon comes to realise however is that whilst one audience might find some of these dishes unpalatable and in some cases offensive, other readers might be equally offended at what you're eating - 'Black pudding, anyone?'. The conclusion therefore is that one man's steak and beer is another man's bull's bails pie and mango urine lassi.

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Review: Extreme Cuisine: The Weird & Wonderful Foods that People Eat

User Review  - Ilker Yazar - Goodreads

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Review: Extreme Cuisine: The Weird & Wonderful Foods that People Eat

User Review  - Moodyfeline - Goodreads

One of the more comprehensive "odd foods" books I've run across over the years. Fairly enjoyable. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Jerry Hopkins is the bestselling author of several rock biographies, including Elvis and No One Here Gets Out Alive, on Jim Morrison. A former contributing editor to Rolling Stone for twenty years, Hopkins now lives in Bangkok, Thailand.

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