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The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine
     

The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine

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by Steve Rinella
 

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A hybrid of memoir, cookbook, and travelogue, and a love song to hunting and fishing and the American wild, The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine is about one man's quest to live off the land and recreate the recipes from Escoffier's Le Guide Culinaire, the 1903 magnum opus.

Nature writer Steven Rinella embarks on a yearlong journey across America

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A hybrid of memoir, cookbook, and travelogue, and a love song to hunting and fishing and the American wild, The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine is about one man's quest to live off the land and recreate the recipes from Escoffier's Le Guide Culinaire, the 1903 magnum opus.

Nature writer Steven Rinella embarks on a yearlong journey across America, trying to locate the bizarre, often esoteric ingredient of Le Guide Culinaire. His adventures take him fishing for stingrays on a Florida beach; skinning eels with an upstate New Yorker who keeps an emu as company; and hunting mountain goats on the snow-covered cliffs of Alaska's Chugach Range.

Praised by reviewers for its lyrical prose and humor, The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine is a narrative that opens up a deeper understanding of the things we eat and our place in the natural world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401360177
Publisher:
Miramax Books
Publication date:
03/14/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've never read anything like this. This author is an expert on Auguste Escoffier, the outdoors, high cuisine, the natural world, hunting, animals, and many other things. He's even in love with a vegetarian! I laughed out loud. I couldn't put it down. This boook would appeal to anyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the book I've been waiting for all my life, a book that teaches me something about the outdoors, about cooking, about history, while making me feel as though I'm just reading for pleasure. I wouldn't normally read a book like this, but a friend of mine gave it to me and insisted, so I picked it up and couldn't put it down. The author describes his quest to recreate an old French cookbook. He writes about his friends, all interesting and funny characters, and about the people he meets along the way, mostly outrageous eccentrics. There is also a love story nestled into the beautiful, accessible prose. I loved, loved, loved this book, and I wish I could buy it for the whole world. READ THIS!