Item description for Spice Chronicles: Exotic Tales of a Hungry Traveler. by Harry Rolnick...
An intriguing collection of stories and exotic recipes collected by the author during his travels in Asia, East Europe and Africa as food critic and travel writer. Transporting the readers to bizarre lands, dishes and customs, Spice Chronicles runs the gamut from cannibalism in Syria, insect curry in Thailand and drunken feast in Mongolia to Kurdish restaurant in the American Midwest.It includes odes, parodies and poems about food and drink written while waiting for one s meal. Both recipes and narratives circumnavigate the globe and excite the sense of fantasy and taste.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 6" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Aug 31, 2006
Publisher Seven Locks Press
ISBN 1931643903 ISBN13 9781931643900
Reviews - What do customers think about Spice Chronicles: Exotic Tales of a Hungry Traveler.?
From caviar to cannibalism in one fell soup - funny and absorbing Dec 20, 2007
Rolnick has found new and fascinating things to write about in the food world. This doesn't resemble any other food book in my collection - it's a wild mix of travel writing, personal anecdote, heady observation, exotic recipes, parody, and some groan-out-loud puns. Rolnick manages to put a food spin on Shakespeare, Wagner, and the Ten Commandments, and he's written down what I imagine is the first account of cannibalism from the culinary, rather than anthropological, point of view. The index alone is as entertaining as the book itself (two of the "C" entries are "Coleslaw, North Korean hallucination" and "Cookie, exasperating purchase by Samuel Beckett"). In short, I ate it up. Definitely an offbeat but satisfying book for a food lover.