Extreme Cuisine

Extreme Cuisine

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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 balls pie and mango urine lassi.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 135 x 216mm | 440g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0747575541
  • 9780747575542
  • 1,279,415

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'NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE, a best-selling bio of Jim Morrison, is Hopkin's most famous book. Seems he could have used the same title here.' Playboy 'A weird and wonderful book.' The Wall Street Journal '... 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 '... an informative if stomach-turning tour de gastronome. Make sure you chow down first; you won't be hungry afterwards.' Time Magazine
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About Jerry Hopkins

For nearly twenty years, Jerry Hopkins was a correspondent and contributing editor of Rolling Stone. His books cover a wide range of subjects, including history, humor, journalism, food, the environment, Polynesian culture, and, of course, biographies. A dedicated adventurer and food guru, he's also worked as a feature writer, reporter, and music critic for newspapers and as writer-producer in television for Mike Wallace, Steve Allen, and Mort Sahl. He lives in Bangkok.
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69 ratings
3.47 out of 5 stars
5 20% (14)
4 25% (17)
3 41% (28)
2 12% (8)
1 3% (2)
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