A Fork in the Road: Tales of Food, Pleasure and Discovery on the Road
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About the Author
James Oseland has won multiple James Beard and National Magazine Awards for his writing and editing. He is the author and editor of World Food, a book series from Penguin Random House. Before that, he was the editor of Saveur, America's most critically acclaimed food magazine. He was a series judge on all five seasons of Bravo's Top Chef Masters, and has appeared on Celebrity Apprentice, Iron Chef America, and the Today show. He is also the author of Cradle of Flavor, which was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times and Good Morning America. He lives in Mexico City.
Rita Mae Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of the Mrs. Murphy mystery series, A Nose for Justice, and the Sister Jane novels, as well as Rubyfruit Jungle, In Her Day, Six of One, The Sand Castle, and the memoirs Animal Magnetism and Rita Will. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, she lives in Afton, Virginia, with cats, hounds, horses, and big red foxes.
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.
Refinery29, December 16, 2013
For the world traveler who thinks they've eaten everything, this is THE 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.
The New York Times Book Review, December 6, 2013
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.
Kirkus Reviews, December 2013
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 emotions that so often accompany cooking, dining and eating. . . . Delicious reading for the discerning foodie.
360 West Magazine, December 2013
A bite of cassoulet can transport you to the French countryside, just as a taste of perfect mole launches you to a cobblestone 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 Barbecue Snob) are among food writers, chefs and novelists who demonstrate with eloquence how eating shaped their travel experiences.
Longitude, December 2013
You don't have to read Proust to know how a single, well-composed bite can transport the diner to distant lands. This anthology gathers the great food and travel writers from Michael Pollan to Frances Mayes around one table.
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