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

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

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By (author) Tom Parker Bowles

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  • Publisher: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 26mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 5 July 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0091904919
  • ISBN 13: 9780091904913
  • Sales rank: 769,581

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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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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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"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