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    DescriptionTired 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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    The Year of Eating Dangerously
    A Global Adventure in Search of Culinary Extremes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Parker Bowles
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    ISBN 13: 9780091904913
    ISBN 10: 0091904919

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WTL, WB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    DC22: 641.3
    BISAC V2.8: CKB000000
    Thema V1.0: WB
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    05 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "Tackles eating the weird and wonderful with a refreshing lack of machismo ... Like Redmond O'Hanlon at his maddened best" -- Rose Prince Daily Telegraph "His descriptions of food are more often meant to turn your stomach than to encourage you to salivate, but they are nonetheless precisely worded, vivid and, in the case of dog soup, all too compelling ... I think Tom Parker Bowles is going to be a real writer with a feeling for food and drink" Observer "An engaging read ... Tom is such a likeable narrator, enthusiastic, open, candid and sweary. He also has a fine line in self-deprecation ... Most of all he loves his food and communicates that zeal really well" Daily Mail "Inquisitive and acutely observed, it's an intimate, often humble account, full of warmth and honesty and underpinned with serious thought. Laugh-out-loud funny too" Delicious "Hilarious, macho and full of abstruse knowledge" Country Life