Extreme Cuisine: The Weird & Wonderful Foods That People Eat by Jerry HopkinsExtreme Cuisine: The Weird & Wonderful Foods That People Eat by Jerry Hopkins

Extreme Cuisine: The Weird & Wonderful Foods That People Eat

byJerry HopkinsForeword byAnthony BourdainPhotographerMichael Freeman

Paperback | May 28, 2019

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I could not have written A Cook's Tour without this book. There is so much I would have missed. So dig in. Enjoy Eat. Eat adventurously. Miss nothing. It's all here in these pages."-From the Foreword by Anthony BourdainSit down for a meal with the locals on six continents-what they are eating may surprise you. Extreme Cuisine examines eating habits across the globe, showing once and for all that one man's road kill is another man's delicacy!"I've tried to make this book a guide to how the other half dines and why. Over a period of twenty-five years I've augmented my meat-and-potatoes upbringing in the United States to try a wide variety of regional specialties, from steamed water beetles, fried grasshoppers and ants, to sparrow, bison and crocodile. I've eaten deep-fried bull's testicles in Mexico, live shrimp sushi in Hawaii, mice cooked over an open wood fire in Thailand, pig stomach soup in Singapore, minced water buffalo and yak butter tea in Nepal, stir-fried dog tongue, and "five penis wine" in China."-From the introduction by Jerry Hopkins Dive headfirst into food culture from around the world. Join author Jerry Hopkins on a culinary and cultural tour as he explores foods that may seem bizarre, and often off-putting, to us. As he says, "What is considered repulsive to someone in one part of the world, in another part of the world is simply considered lunch."Part travelogue, part cultural commentary and history, and part cookbook (yes, really), with Extreme Cuisine anyone can become an adventurous eater-or at least learn what it's like to be one.Chapters include: - Mammals - Reptiles & Water Creatures - Birds - Insects, Spiders & Scorpions - Plants - Leftovers"
Jerry Hopkins (1935-2018) published over 1,000 magazine articles and 38 books, including international bestsellers: No One Here Gets Out Alive: The Biography of Jim Morrison, and Elvis: The Biography . A pioneering correspondent and contributing editor for Rolling Stone, Hopkins developed a strong reputation as a travel writer while l...
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Title:Extreme Cuisine: The Weird & Wonderful Foods That People EatFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pagesPublished:May 28, 2019Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0804851883

ISBN - 13:9780804851886

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Editorial Reviews

A weird and wonderful book."- The Wall Street Journal "I couldn't have written Cook's Tour without this book."-Anthony Bourdain" No One Here Gets Out Alive is Hopkin's most famous book. Seems like he could have used the same title here."- Playboy " you have to love a book with chapters titled Ears, Eyes, Noses, Lungs, Tongues, Lips, Gums, Glands and Feet. Well maybe love is too strong a word, but if you want to read about food while squirming as if at a horror movie, Extreme Cuisine will do it for you."- The Los Angeles Times " a visually stunning volume that is part history, part travelogue and part cookbook."- AsiaWeek "It's delightfully disgusting."- Outside "Perhaps this is the best food book for your friend on a diet."- Honolulu Magazine "