Krich (Music in Every Room, Grove, 1988, pap.) has given us a delightful travel/food narrative. He and his Chinese wife, Mei, cruise the world in search of the best Chinese restaurant, from China to Europe then on to other locales. Several of the articles have appeared previously in magazines such as the New York Times and Conde Nast Traveler. The work is divided by area; China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Southeast Asia, South Pacific, Europe and North America, with a final chapter on desserts. He includes some recipes also. It is not just food that interests Krich, however, but the people and places. His wry comments on happenings, food, people, culture, and places provide insights not always attainable with a simple travel narrative. Having a Chinese-speaking wife is a great help, and the appendixes include their dream menu and top 40 restaurants. For all collections on food and travel.George M. Jenks, Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg, Pa.