Friday, 18 November 2016

Far Afield: Rare Food Encounters from Around the World - Shane Mitchell

Far Afield: Rare Food Encounters from Around the World
Shane Mitchell
Ten Speed Press

A vividly photographed culinary travel book featuring profiles of the stewards of the world's traditional foodways--farming, hunting, foraging, and fishing--along with 40 recipes.

Journalist Shane Mitchell and photographer James Fisher have traveled the world on assignment for publications such as Travel + Leisure and Saveur. Along the way, they have encountered fascinating people who are rooted in their culture and landscape, keeping their food traditions vital, such as taro farmers in Hawaii who have never left the islands, fisherman on the Swahili coast, and Icelandic shepherds who still use the techniques of their Viking ancestors. Full of vibrant photography from far-flung locations all over the globe, Far Afield profiles these people, sharing their unique and captivating stories and recipes.

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Please Pass The Books Review:

Oh my God, what a book. Seriously. Exquisite photography and engaging commentary surround a sampling of recipes from the most remote corners of the world. I believe my life will be forever changed by the introduction of Kahawa coffee and pineapple pie. I wasn't expecting such a contemporary perspective, but the inclusion of The Jungle—a refugee camp in Calais—just pushed an already extraordinary food and travel journal into a class of its own.

Truly, truly exceptional.


I'd like to thank Net Galley and the publisher, Ten Speed Press, for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion, which this certainly is.

SHANE MITCHELL is a Saveur contributing editor. She writes about food and culture for Australian Gourmet Traveller, The Bitter Southerner, Departures, Serious Eats, and other publications. She is a James Beard Foundation Award finalist, has been awarded the IACP Culinary Writing prize, and collects handmade knives wherever she travels. She lives in New York state’s North Country.

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