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ISBN13: 9781552638828
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Part travelogue, part scientific investigation, Dr. Marcone describes his journeys into remote regions of the world, often risking life and limb at the hands of rebel warlords, corrupt police, international smugglers, and hungry crocodiles. He does this all in the search for the hidden secrets and science behind the world's most expensive and bizarre foods. The stories and information in this eclectic collection of food delicacies will certainly satisfy the curiosity of food aficionados and adventure travelers alike but is also sure to whet the appetites of the just curious.

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Glenda, January 7, 2008 (view all comments by Glenda)
Massimo Marcone is a food scientist who has decided to take his research out of the lab; delving into some of the most exotic locales on Earth, looking for some of the most exotic foods.

Marcone has some interesting tales to tell about food, particularly his investigations of the legendary Kopi Luwak "scat" coffee. Prized by some, this coffee is processed by travelling through the digestive tract of civet cats. Marcone was able to determine that this unique cleaning method does make a difference to the flavour of the coffee bean. Will that make you want to try some?

Marcone recounts travels to Ethiopia, Indonesia, and Malaysia, among others, in his quest to determine what we are eating and why.

Although some of the stories are fascinating, this book could have used a stronger editorial hand. Marcone is not the best prose stylist, and he seems to think every paragraph is improved by having at least one sentence end in an explanation mark. Some material could also have been reordered or omitted, and some stories could have used more detail.

Still, if you want to find out what scorpion tastes like (hint: it's not chicken), Dr. Marcone is your man.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781552638828
Publisher:
Key Porter Books
Subject:
Essays
Foreword by:
Ingram, Jay
Foreword:
Ingram, Jay
Author:
Ingram, Jay
Author:
Marcone, Massimo Francesco
Author:
Marcone, Massimo
Subject:
Food Science
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Life Sciences - General
Subject:
SCI086000
Subject:
Food habits
Subject:
Food
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
April 2007
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
198
Dimensions:
8.27x5.56x.73 in. .83 lbs.

Related Subjects

Cooking and Food » Food Writing » Gastronomic Literature
Cooking and Food » Oddities
Cooking and Food » Reference and Etiquette » Historical Food and Cooking

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Part travelogue, part scientific investigation, Dr. Marcone describes his journeys into remote regions of the world, often risking life and limb at the hands of rebel warlords, corrupt police, international smugglers, and hungry crocodiles. He does this all in the search for the hidden secrets and science behind the world's most expensive and bizarre foods. The stories and information in this eclectic collection of food delicacies will certainly satisfy the curiosity of food aficionados and adventure travelers alike but is also sure to whet the appetites of the just curious.
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