A Fork In The Road

A Fork In The Road : Tales of Food, Pleasure and Discovery On The Road

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A Fork in the Road: Tales of Food, Pleasure and Discovery on the Road

2014 James Beard Award Nominee and 2014 Society of Travel Writers Foundation Thomas Lowell Travel Journalism Bronze Award Winner for Travel Book

Join us at the table for this 34-course banquet of original stories from food-obsessed writers and chefs sharing their life-changing food experiences.

The dubious joy of a Twinkie, the hunger-sauced rhapsody of fish heads, the grand celebration of an Indian wedding feast; the things we eat and the people we eat with remain powerful signposts in our memories, long after the plates have been cleared. Tuck in, and bon appetit!

Featuring tales from: James Oseland, Frances Mayes, Giles Coren, Curtis Stone, Annabel Langbein, Neil Perry, Tamasin Day-Lewis, Jay Rayner, Madhur Jaffrey, Michael Pollan, Josh Ozersky, Marcus Samuelsson, Naomi Duguid, Jane and Michael Stern, Francine Prose, Ma Thanegi, Kaui Hart Hemmings, Rita Mae Brown, Monique Truong, Fuschia Dunlop, David Kamp, Mas Masumoto, Daniel Vaughn, Tom Carson, Andre Aciman, MJ Hyland, Alan Richman, Beth Kracklauer, Sigrid Nunez, Chang Rae Lee, Julia Reed, Gael Greene

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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 197 x 25mm | 337g
  • Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 1743218443
  • 9781743218440
  • 150,872

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"In a time when most food writing is about dieting or recipes, it's a real pleasure to revisit the old art of food travel writing." The Guardian "For the world traveler who thinks they've eaten everything, this isTHE present of the year. Told through the personal stories of chefs, foodies, and travel writers, A Fork In The Road offers tales of legendary meals and truly unique food experiences across the globe. Dig in." Refinery29 "Critics, chefs and just plain bons vivants contribute to this anthology of food-themed travel yarns, which spans the globe from Addis Ababa to the Amazon." The New York TimesBook Review "A savory collection of personal narratives about the'fabulous and even miraculous' ways that food revives 'the great, exciting promise of life'... Funny, insightful and revealing, Oseland's anthology is not just a delightful adventure in world cuisine, but also a thoughtful exploration of the emotionsthat so often accompany cooking, dining and eating... Delicious reading for the discerning foodie." Kirkus Reviews "A bite of cassoulet can transport you to the French countryside, just as a taste of perfect mole launches you to acobblestone street in Oaxaca. Enormously sentimental-and often funny-food memories fill each page of a A Fork in the Road, Lonely Planet's new 304-page book of essays. Michael Pollan, Frances Mayes and Dallas' own Daniel Vaughn (aka The BarbecueSnob) are among food writers, chefs and novelists who demonstrate with eloquence how eating shaped their travel experiences." 360 West Magazine "You don't have to read Proust to know how a single, well-composed bite can transport the diner todistant lands. This anthology gathers the great food and travel writers - from Michael Pollan to Frances Mayes - around one table." Longitude "No matter the source of the story, the writing throughout the book is consistently tight enoughto intrigue and descriptive enough to evoke emotion... It's so good. You'll gobble it up." DailyCandy "James Oseland has edited the book all food lovers wish they could compile. Some of the best food writers in the countryrecount tales of travel and tastes of far-away places in Lonely Planet: A Fork in the Road." Los Angeles Magazine "Inspire the hunger and the wanderlust of your favorite food fiend with this 34-course banquet of stories fromwriters and chefs about their most life-changing culinary experiences and favorite food memories from their travels." Martha Stewart Living Online
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