Extreme Cuisine: The Weird & Wonderful Foods that People Eat

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"I could not have written A Cook's Tour without this book. There is so much I would have missed. So dig in. Enjoy. Eat without fear or prejudice, secure in the knowledge that millions of people have been enjoying this fare for centuries without ill effect. [...] Eat. Eat adventurously. Miss nothing. It's all here in these pages."—From the Introduction by Anthony Bourdain

Sit down for a meal with the locals on six continents and what they eat may surprise you. Extreme Cuisine ...

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Overview

"I could not have written A Cook's Tour without this book. There is so much I would have missed. So dig in. Enjoy. Eat without fear or prejudice, secure in the knowledge that millions of people have been enjoying this fare for centuries without ill effect. [...] Eat. Eat adventurously. Miss nothing. It's all here in these pages."—From the Introduction by Anthony Bourdain

Sit down for a meal with the locals on six continents and what they eat may surprise you. Extreme Cuisine examines eating habits across the global neighborhood, showing once and for all that road kill for one culture is restaurant fare for another!

"I've tried to make this book a guide to how the other half dines and why. [O]ver a period of twenty-five years I've augmented my meat-and-potatoes upbringing in the United States to try a wide variety of regional specialties, from steamed water beetles, fried grasshoppers and ants, to sparrow, bison and crocodile. I've eaten deep-fried bull's testicles in Mexico, live shrimp sushi in Hawaii, mice cooked over an open wood fire in Thailand, pig stomach soup in Singapore, minced water buffalo and yak butter tea in Nepal, stir-fried dog tongue and "five penis wine" in China, the boiled blood of a variety of animals in Vietnam, and pate made from my son's placenta when I lived (and he was born) in the UK. This list goes on, and I share some of these experiences in the chapters following, along with many recipes. After all, no matter what humans eat, by choice or circumstance, the one thing all the dishes have in common is that they must be prepared properly."—From the introduction by Jerry Hopkins

Chapters include:

  • Mammals
  • Reptiles & Water Creatures
  • Birds
  • Insects, Spiders & Scorpions
  • Plants
  • Leftovers
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780794602550
  • Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/15/2004
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Hopkins has published more than 1,000 magazine articles and 26 books, including three international best sellers, No One Here Gets Out Alive, The Lizard King: The Essential Jim Morrison, and Jimi Hendrix Experience. A correspondent and contributing editor to Rolling Stone magazine for nearly twenty years, Hopkins now resides in Bangkok, where he has developed a strong reputation as a travel writer, and writes regularly for publications such as The New York Times and Conde Nast Traveler.

Michael Freeman has published 23 books on photography. His work has appeared internationally in such magazines as National Geographic, GQ, and Life.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Photographer's Preface 9
Introduction 11
Mammals 16
Dogs & Cats 18
Horse 28
Bison, Water Buffalo & Yak 33
Rats & Mice 41
Hamsters, Gerbils & Guinea Pigs 46
Bats 49
Elephant 54
Primates & Other Bush Meat 57
Kangaroo 64
Bear 68
Whale 71
Camel 77
Guts 81
Ears, Eyes, Noses, Lungs, Tongues, Lips, Gums, Glands & Feet 85
Brains 92
Genitalia 95
Urine 101
Human Flesh 105
Reptiles & Water Creatures 114
Snake 115
Lizards 121
Alligator & Crocodile 125
Frog & Toad 131
Shark 135
Fugu 140
Jellyfish 145
Snails & Slugs 148
Worms 153
Fish Eggs 157
Birds 162
Balut 163
Ostrich & Emu 166
Rooster Comb, Wattle & Testicles, Duck Beak & Web, Chicken Feet & Odd Eggs 171
Songbirds, Pigeons & Doves 174
Birds' Nest 180
Insects, Spiders & Scorpions 187
Grasshoppers 190
Ants & Termites 193
Bees & Wasps 199
Spiders & Scorpions 202
Cockroaches 205
Beetles 208
Crickets & Cicadas 212
Butterflies & Moths 216
Flies 221
The Amazing Isan Bug-Catcher 224
Plants 226
Poisonous Plants 229
Flowers 234
Noni Fruit 239
Grass, Bark, Leaves, Wood & Sap 241
Marmite & Vegemite 246
Seaweed & Algae 250
Hallucinogenic Plants 254
Durian 259
Cactus 262
Leftovers 267
Blood 268
Live & Almost Live 273
Fermented Food 277
Fake Food 283
Gold & Silver 289
Dirt 292
Dumpster Diving 296
Road Kill 299
Sex & Food 303
Excrement 306
Afterword 311
Bibliography 317
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