THE WEIRD & WONDERFUL FOODS THAT PEOPLE EAT
By Jerry Hopkins
"Bats and beets, silk worms and stewed prunes, scorpions and scampi, flamingo and flan, ostrich and okra - what we eat and what we don't eat is largely a matter of habit, history and geographical circumstances," author Jerry Hopkins writes in the introduction to Strange Foods. Chock-full of bizarre gastronomic information from far-flung reaches, stirred up with bits of anthropological and autobiographical information, Jerry Hopkins has created a masterpiece about what we eat. The adventurous reader will find chapters on such delicacies as rat, dog, elephant, and buffalo. If reptiles are more to your liking, you'll find information on edible lizards, snakes, and toads. In the final section, entitled "Leftovers," Hopkins highlights such ersatz delicacies as fake food and gold and silver. With 250 full-color photographs by Michael Freeman, Strange Foods is sure to shock and delight.
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Periplus Editions (2004)
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jerry Hopkins has published more than 1,000 magazine articles and 26 books, including three international best sellers, No One Here Gets Out Alive, The Lizard King: The Essential Jim Morrison, and Jimi Hendrix Experience. A correspondent and contributing editor to Rolling Stone magazine for nearly twenty years, Hopkins now resides in Bangkok, where he has developed a strong reputation as a travel writer, and writes regularly for publications such as The New York Times and Conde Nast Traveler. Michael Freeman has published 23 books on photography. His work has appeared internationally in such magazines as National Geographic, GQ, and Life.