Cooking, Food & Wine Books:

Acquired Tastes

On the Trail of the World's Most Sought-after Delicacies

Format

Paperback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Acquired Tastes: On the Trail of the World's Most Sought-after Delicacies by Massimo Marcone
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

This title offers a fascinating journey around the globe discovering some the world's most implausible culinary delicacies. Dubbed the undisputed 'Indiana Jones of food science', Professor Massimo Marcone ventures into the bizarre world of food delicacies. Part travelogue, part scientific journal, "Acquired Taste" goes where no other book has gone before, describing Marcone's journeys into remote regions around the world, often risking life and limb - not to mention his digestive tract - in his quest to explore and explain why people eat what they eat. Whether it's shark-fin soup, maggot-ridden cheese, ant eggs, scorpions, fried grasshoppers, or seal-flipper pie, Marcone approaches his subject with the zeal of a scientist, but also with amazement at what human beings are willing to eat to not only sustain but enjoy themselves.

Author Biography

Dr Massimo Marcone is an Adjunct Professor of Food Science at the University of Guelph, Ontario.
Release date Australia
May 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
Canada
Illustrations
two 8-page photo inserts
Imprint
Key Porter Books Ltd
Pages
256
Dimensions
127x203x18
ISBN-13
9781554702794
Product ID
4051896

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...