Food Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 Extraordinary Places to Eat Around the Globe by National Geographic SocietyFor pure pleasure, few experiences are as satisfying as a chance to explore the world’s great culinary traditions and landmarks—and here, in the latest title of our popular series of illustrated travel gift books, you’ll find a fabulous itinerary of foods, dishes, markets, and restaurants worth traveling far and wide to savor.
On the menu is the best of the best from all over the globe: Tokyo’s freshest sushi; the spiciest Creole favorites in New Orleans; the finest vintages of the great French wineries; the juiciest cuts of beef in Argentina; and much, much more. You’ll sample the sophisticated dishes of fabled chefs and five-star restaurants, of course, but you’ll also discover the simpler pleasures of the side-street cafes that cater to local people and the classic specialties that give each region a distinctive flavor.
Every cuisine tells a unique story about its countryside, climate, and culture, and in these pages you’ll meet the men and women who transform nature’s bounty into a thousand gustatory delights. Hundreds of appetizing full-color illustrations evoke an extraordinary range of tastes and cooking techniques; a wide selection of recipes invites you to create as well as consume; sidebars give a wealth of entertaining information about additional sites to visit as well as the cultural importance of the featured food; while lively top ten lists cover topics from chocolate factories to champagne bars, from historic food markets to wedding feasts, harvest celebrations, and festive occasions of every kind. In addition, detailed practical travel information provides all the ingredients you’ll need to cook up a truly delicious experience for even the most demanding of traveling gourmets.
Food Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 Extraordinary Places to Eat Around the Globe
I stumbled across this book on the new book shelf at the library and knew that I had to pick it up. It's more of a coffee table book than one which you would read from cover to cover. It is filled Beautiful pictures it is Nat Geo after all , useful travel tips, lists of online resources for further research, tasty recipes and National Geographic Society U. Hundreds of appetizing full-color illustrations evoke an extraordinary range of tastes and cooking techniques; a wide selection of recipes invites you to create as well as consume; sidebars give a wealth of entertaining information about additional sites to visit as well as the cultural importance of the featured food; while lively top ten lists cover topics from chocolate factories to champagne bars, from historic food markets to wedding feasts, harvest celebrations, and festive occasions of every kind. National Geographic Books creates and distributes print and digital works that inspire, entertain, teach, and give readers access to a world of discovery and possibility on a wide range of nonfiction subjects from animals to travel, cartography to history, fun facts to moving stories.
For those who love good food, the chance to sample local specialties is one of the greatest joys of travel, and there is no better way to appreciate the heart and soul of a place and its people than to share their harvests, the hard-won catches of their fishermen, the delicacies fashioned by their bakers, and the treasured recipes showing these ingredients at their best. Chili-aficionados can follow a fiery odyssey into the heart of Mexico, exploring the nuances of smokiness and sweetness in spectacular dishes devised by Mexican cooks. If you are searching for just-off-the-boat seafood, there is no better place to start than Shediac, northeast of the city of Moncton, where you can join a cruise to learn about lobstering as you feast on whole steamed lobster. North of Shediac, a series of seaside villages provides the opportunity to sample lobster stews and bisques, pastas with lobster sauce, and lobster rolls made with moist chunks of meat mixed with a touch of mayonnaise. When to Go Fresh seafood is available year-round.
There are two types of travelers: Those who plan their trips around food, and those who don't. If your itineraries put ham before historic architecture, the globe-trotters at National Geographic have assembled your ultimate guide. Taking the guesswork out of plotting your course, the society's new book, Food Journeys of a Lifetime: Extraordinary Places to Eat Around the Globe , charts the world's top culinary field trips. Destinations include everything from the top 10 wine tours in France to Tokyo's freshest sushi to the spiciest jerk in Jamaica. Watch a video preview of the book here , then book your flight for one of its top trips:. Xicolatada, Palau-de-Cerdange, France This village's August wine festival is worth a visit, but even better is the communal hangover-curing chocolate party that takes place the following morning. There, master chocolatiers prepare giant cauldrons of special drinking chocolate for a bittersweet tonic.