Monday, November 21, 2016
An extraordinarily photographed culinary travel book featuring profiles of the stewards of the world's traditional foodways—farming, fishing, and herding methods—along with 40 recipes.
Journalist Shane Mitchell and photographer James Fisher have traveled the world on assignment for food and travel publications such as Travel + Leisure and Saveur. Along the way, they have encountered the fascinating people who are keeping some of the world's oldest food traditions alive, such as taro farmers in Hawaii who have never left the islands, Maasai warriors in Kenya, and Icelandic shepherds who still use the techniques of their Viking ancestors. Full of compelling photography from far-flung locations, Far Afield profiles these people, sharing their unique and captivating stories along with forty recipes.
My thoughts: This book would make the perfect gift for a foodie, since it is such a great combination of recipes and stories. I love that a lot of the places featured in the book are not ones that you commonly see in cookbooks, like Iceland and Peru. The photography is a delight to the eyes and the recipes are a treat for one's taste buds. This one takes the best from cookbooks and travel magazines and meshes them together into a delightful book!
I received this book from Blogging for books in exchange for my honest review.