The Year of Eating Dangerously: A Global Adventure in Search of Culinary Extremes

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"The Year of Eating Dangerously" is an account of Tom Parker-Bowles's global odyssey in search of culinary extremes. Bored by the increasingly homogenized fare doled up by the supermarkets and charisma-drained establishments in the UK, he sets out to discover the most exotic food from around the world - the edible products of landscape and history, moulded by peoples and cultures entirely different from our own, and now in danger of disappearing entirely. Passionate about local foods and conserving culinary cultures, this is a subject close to Tom's heart, as he seeks out the links between home, food and happiness. From the dangers of West-country elvers and the French song-birds that are the ultimate in endangered gastronomy to the Masaii warriors and their bloody feasts, "The Year of Eating Dangerously" is a fantastically written, extremely funny and often provocative read that will make your mouth water most of the time.

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"Tackles eating the weird and wonderful with a refreshing lack of machismo ... Like Redmond O'Hanlon at his maddened best" (Rose Prince Daily Telegraph)

"His descriptions of food are more often meant to turn your stomach than to encourage you to salivate, but they are nonetheless precisely worded, vivid and, in the case of dog soup, all too compelling ... I think Tom Parker Bowles is going to be a real writer with a feeling for food and drink" ( Observer)

"An engaging read ... Tom is such a likeable narrator, enthusiastic, open, candid and sweary. He also has a fine line in self-deprecation ... Most of all he loves his food and communicates that zeal really well" ( Daily Mail)

"Inquisitive and acutely observed, it's an intimate, often humble account, full of warmth and honesty and underpinned with serious thought. Laugh-out-loud funny too" ( Delicious)

"Hilarious, macho and full of abstruse knowledge" ( Country Life)

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A hugely entertaining, vividly written account of Tom Parker Bowles culinary adventures in search of the world's most extreme and authentic foods

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