Eyeball Tacos and Kangaroo Stew
Life-Changing Meals in Far-Flung Placesby Anna Kaminski
Travel writer and incorrigible foodie Anna Kaminski indulges her obsession with food in some of the most unlikely places imaginable, exploring the timeless power of sharing a meal with strangers to create connection, from spam and cassava with the crocodile-skinned men of Papua New Guinea to burgers with death row inmates in San Quentin prison.
Size: 130 X 198 mm
Number of pages: 360
About this book
Ever since childhood in the USSR, travel writer and incorrigible foodie Anna Cohen Kaminski has been obsessed with food. There are few things she won’t eat and she is prepared to travel great distances in search of memorable meals. Part-memoir, part-travelogue, Eyeball Tacos and Kangaroo Stew explores a life less ordinary through the prism of some of those meals, from sharing burgers with death row inmates in San Quentin Prison to fishing for spiny lobster off Chile’s Robinson Crusoe Island, and from feasting on spam and cassava with the crocodile-skinned men of Papua New Guinea’s Middle Sepik to being adopted by an Aboriginal family in the Outback over a pot of kangaroo stew. Through breaking bread with strangers and travel to the further corners of the former Soviet Union and beyond, Kaminski discovers that her roots stretch further than she’d ever imagined and that kinship can be found in the strangest of places.
Satisfyingly filling (if not always appetising)!
About the Author
A freelance travel writer for nearly 15 years, Anna Kaminski has contributed to dozens of travel guidebooks, covering destinations that span six continents. She’s the co-author of several editions of the Rough Guide to Chile and Rough Guides to South America, Central America, Europe and South-East Asia On a Budget, as well as the Trailblazer Trans-Siberian Handbook, and Lonely Planet guides to Mexico, Jamaica, Borneo, the Baltic States, Central Asia, Kenya, West Coast Australia, Wales, Canada, Nicaragua, Argentina, Brazil, the Philippines, Vietnam, Greek Islands, Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea and Mongolia, among others. An incorrigible foodie, there are few things that Anna will not eat, and she is prepared to travel great distances in search of memorable meals. Her favourite pastimes, besides eating, include corresponding with death row inmates, trekking and attending Bruce Springsteen gigs. A career in criminal law is her ‘road not taken.’ She presently calls Cómpeta, Andalusia, home.