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Fourth in our internationally acclaimed Offbeat series, Offbeat Food: Adventures in an Omnivorous World explores the unusual, unexpected, and extraordinary aspects of food and food culture. This unique book will provide hours of robust entertainment for even the finickiest gourmet. Everything from food Americana-style to the mysterious durian fruit to the appearance of food in the arts and popular culture to the oddities and delights of the international palette is covered in this "foodie" smorgasbord. Alan Ridenour's postmodern foodlore primer is guaranteed to start-and end-countless dinner table conversations and arguments.

Review:

"If you're wild about food, and we are, you'll love this culinary adventure. Alan Ridenour takes us through history and around the world discovering delicious tidbits that surprise and tantalize." MarySue Milliken and Susan Feninger

Review:

"Al, who has honored my hometown with rampaging woodland creatures, murderous clowns, human barbeques, and Charles Mansons sculpted out of Swiss cheese, who brought plague victims to the Renaissance Faire and raw weenies to the Los Angeles Marathon, has done it again." Jonathan Gold, Gourmet Magazine

Review:

"Offbeat Food is a fun, informative, and very personal tribute to the history, comfort, and love we relate to food. The unique style sheds light on the historical, popular, and visceral slices of our most popular and least popular eating traditions." Piero Selvaggio, Chef and Owner of Valentino Restaurant

About the Author

Alan Ridenour is a veteran freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Weekly, New Times, and numerous other publications. He is the head of the Los Angeles chapter of the Cacophony Society. A transplanted midwesterner, he makes his home in the Los Angeles area.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781891661099
Author:
Ridenour, Alan
Publisher:
Santa Monica Press
Location:
Santa Monica, CA :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Food
Subject:
Food habits
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Subject:
Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
PNW-GTR-461
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.22x7.03x.60 in. 1.03 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Santa Monica PR - English 9781891661099 Reviews:
"Review" by , "If you're wild about food, and we are, you'll love this culinary adventure. Alan Ridenour takes us through history and around the world discovering delicious tidbits that surprise and tantalize."
"Review" by , "Al, who has honored my hometown with rampaging woodland creatures, murderous clowns, human barbeques, and Charles Mansons sculpted out of Swiss cheese, who brought plague victims to the Renaissance Faire and raw weenies to the Los Angeles Marathon, has done it again." Jonathan Gold,
"Review" by , "Offbeat Food is a fun, informative, and very personal tribute to the history, comfort, and love we relate to food. The unique style sheds light on the historical, popular, and visceral slices of our most popular and least popular eating traditions." Piero Selvaggio,
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