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Squirrel Pie and Other Stories : Adventures in Food Across the Globe (Hardcover) (Elisabeth Luard)
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Elisabeth Luard is one of the culinary sphere's most entertaining voices. She has travelled extensively throughout her life, discovering extraordinary ingredients in unusual places, meeting fascinating people and exploring different cultures. Being a grandmother has certainly not quenched her thirst for adventure! Here, finally, is her enchanting food memoir, where she will share her intrepid adventures with you.
Embark on an exhilarating journey through forests, river valleys, islands and deserts: Elisabeth Luard takes you along the Romanian leg of the Danube river and to the blueberry barrens of Maine, to beach shacks in Hawaii and to the red earth of a Tuscan hillside. With refreshing honesty and warmth, she shares anecdotes of each place she visits, including sharing family meals in Gujerati, gathering and cooking snails in Crete, exploring exotic spices in Ethiopia and tasting oysters "nursed like babies" in Tasmania.
With wonderfully evocative writing, charming illustrations and a host of delicious recipes throughout, this book will bring alive the tastes, aromas, sights and sounds of the wildly different terrains throughout the globe, and reveal how the land on which we live shapes not only how we eat, but who we are.