By Anthony Bourdain, Michael Freeman, Jerry Hopkins

Sit for a meal with the locals on six continents - what they consume may perhaps shock you. severe food examines consuming conduct around the international local, displaying as soon as and for all that street kill for one tradition is eating place fare for another!

"I couldn't have written A Cook's Tour with out this booklet. there's a lot i'd have overlooked. And event has proven me that regardless of how scary a dish might glance at the web page, in entrance of you, at the desk, with a proud host staring at your first tasting—and the accompaniment of a lot neighborhood beverage, it's in general definitely worth the experience. For truly—how undesirable can it be?

"So dig in. get pleasure from. consume with no worry or prejudice, safe within the wisdom that thousands of individuals were having fun with this fare for hundreds of years with no ailing influence. escape out of your lodge eating room—and the vacationer terrordomes and variety wild and loose. devour. devour adventurously. leave out not anything. It's all the following in those pages."— From the advent through Anthony Bourdain

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The California rats are incredibly large, highly flavored, and very abundant. The most refined Chinese in California have no hesitation in publicly expressing their opinion of 'them rat's. Their professed cooks, we are told, serve up rats' brains in a much superior style to the Roman dish of nightingales' and peacocks' tongue. The sauce used is garlic, aromatic seeds and camphor. -Peter Lund Simmonds, The Curiosities of Food (1859) Deep Fried Field Rat 4 mature rats or 8 small rats 2 tablespoons salt 1/2 teaspoons pepper 10-15 garlic cloves, crushed Gut and skin the rats, removing the head and toes.

The program, managed by the Bureau of Land Management, is intended to protect wild horses on public lands, where they compete for water and forage with grazing cattle. What this means is that "excess horses" are rounded up and offered to the public for adoption. The government spends over US$1,000 to collect, vaccinate, brand, and administer the paperwork for each horse and adopters pay US$125 for a healthy horse, as little as US$25 for one that is old or lame. The new "parent" agrees to keep the animals for at least one year.

The natives' clothing is redolent, committing to the air a sort of greasy, smoky smell. The odor is strong-some insist rancid-yet it is so pervasive that because you cannot avoid it, after a while you stop noticing it. It becomes a part of you. And you hold out your cup for more. Herb- and Dijon-Crusted Yak Tenderloin 1 yak tenderloin, trimmed (about 20 ounces) 1/4 cup vegetable oil 3/4 cup dried bread crumbs 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons chopped mixed fresh herbs (including thyme, basil and rosemary) Heat oven to 375°F.

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