A Fork in the Road: Tales of Food, Pleasure & Discovery on the Road (Paperback)
December 2013 Indie Next List
“The tastes of new places -- from the sublime to the ridiculous -- are the ingredients of these essays. Writers as varied as Padma Lakshmi and Frances Mayes consider a pivotal meal or taste that simultaneously brings a place and a moment to vivid life and makes it live forever in memory. With tales about fishheads and Twinkies and dishes more exotic still, these essays will stir wonderful personal memories for every reader. Bon appetit!”
— Michael Barnard, Rakestraw Books, Danville, CA
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A Fork in the Road: Tales of Food, Pleasure and Discovery on the Road
2014 James Beard Award Nominee and 2014 Society of Travel Writers Foundation Thomas Lowell Travel Journalism Bronze Award Winner for Travel Book
Join us at the table for this 34-course banquet of original stories from food-obsessed writers and chefs sharing their life-changing food experiences.
The dubious joy of a Twinkie, the hunger-sauced rhapsody of fish heads, the grand celebration of an Indian wedding feast; the things we eat and the people we eat with remain powerful signposts in our memories, long after the plates have been cleared. Tuck in, and bon appetit
Featuring tales from: James Oseland, Frances Mayes, Giles Coren, Curtis Stone, Annabel Langbein, Neil Perry, Tamasin Day-Lewis, Jay Rayner, Madhur Jaffrey, Michael Pollan, Josh Ozersky, Marcus Samuelsson, Naomi Duguid, Jane and Michael Stern, Francine Prose, Ma Thanegi, Kaui Hart Hemmings, Rita Mae Brown, Monique Truong, Fuschia Dunlop, David Kamp, Mas Masumoto, Daniel Vaughn, Tom Carson, Andre Aciman, MJ Hyland, Alan Richman, Beth Kracklauer, Sigrid Nunez, Chang Rae Lee, Julia Reed, Gael Greene
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About the Author
James Oseland is the Editor-in-Chief of SAVEUR. Under his stewardship, the magazine has received more than 25 awards, including five James Beard Awards and an award for best single-topic issue from the American Society of Magazine Editors. He is the author of "SAVEUR The New Comfort Food: Home Cooking from Around the World" and the James Beard Award-winning cookbook "Cradle of Flavor: Home Cooking from the Spice Islands of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore", which was named one of the best books of 2006 by "Time Asia, the New York Times, Good Morning America", and others. Oseland is also a judge on the Bravo television show "Top Chef Masters". He lives in New York City.