Friday, November 25, 2016

Far Afield: Rare Food Encounters from Around the World by Shane Mitchell Review


A vividly photographed culinary travel book featuring profiles of the stewards of the world's traditional foodways--farming, hunting, foraging, and fishing--along with 40 recipes.

Journalist Shane Mitchell and photographer James Fisher have traveled the world on assignment for publications such as Travel + Leisure and Saveur. Along the way, they have encountered fascinating people who are rooted in their culture and landscape, keeping their food traditions vital, such as taro farmers in Hawaii who have never left the islands, fisherman on the Swahili coast, and Icelandic shepherds who still use the techniques of their Viking ancestors. Full of vibrant photography from far-flung locations all over the globe, Far Afield profiles these people, sharing their unique and captivating stories and recipes.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  There is a good mash up of wonderful photography and stories with recipes dwindling in between.    It is more informative than a cookbook, however what was included was very educational.  This is an excellent addition to any cookbook collection.   The 40 recipes are very different and you will need to go a bit out of the way for some items.

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