"A brilliant concept! A splendidly evocative book celebrating the culinary adventurer in each of us." -- David Yeadon, author of Way of the Wanderer, Seasons on Harris, Seasons in Basilicata
"A vicarious delight for the virtual tourist, as well as an inspiration for the most seasoned culinary voyager." -- Mollie Katzen, author of Moosewood Cookbook
"Generous, funny, wise and unpretentiousa mouth-watering assortment of culinary adventures from Mendocino to Vietnam, Senegal to the Basque Country." -- Andrew Todhunter, author of A Meal Observed
"Those who are passionate about food are in for a delicious treat in this collection of culinary experiences." -- Joan Peterson, author of Eat Smart Culinary Travel Guides
"Whatever your taste in reading, a feast awaits in this buffet of personal anecdotes." -- Andrea Rademan, author of New Asian Cuisine
From the Publisher
In the five sections of this book you will find connections and a direction for your next adventure. Will it be in Cyprus? Thailand? Ghana? France? New Orleans? Will you, like Eileen Hodges Sonnad, learn that it is a privilege to serve food to those you love, if it is done with love, in "First, the Mustard Seeds"? When planning that next trip, our Resource Section can help guide you to find the right tour, class, or school to fit your needs. Or maybe you will enter someones home through serendipity, like Celeste Brash does in "Mama Roses Coconut Bread" and find that where a language barrier exists, that words become irrelevant as time is passed, working towards the same goal, and a bong can be created that is like none other. Like Augusto Andres, you will come to realize that the how is not as important as the why while "In the Kitchen with Yuyo." It could be that you will test a recipe, such as the mafe in the story "A Scandal in Senegal," and will decide that Africa is the place to go. No matter where it is that this book leads you, we agree with Helen Gallagher, who in "Flavor by the Spoonful," finds that food is the soul of good travel.