Saturday, June 25, 2011

Brains, Bugs, & Blood Sausage by Andrew Zimmern

Do you have a picky eater in the family?  Let them read this book and I bet they'll eat whatever you serve with no complaints!

Delacorte Press has published this book and sent me a copy for review (thank you).  You can buy a copy at your local bookstore now.

I thought this book would be a bit boring, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out it's not in the least.  Mr. Zimmern's quest for the ultimate food consumption takes him to far away countries, odd locations, and in some cases, dangerous situations.

I have no desire to go hunting in areas infested with snakes, eels, or other dangerous predators.  But he goes and takes his chances to get the exquisite food he desires.  He also eats a lot of raw stuff.  And he literally eats brains, bugs, and blood sausage.  Some of it made my lip curl to read about it, but he says it all tastes great.

If you'd like to go on a culinary tour and experience the harvesting of the food stuffs, this book is for you.  If you want to convince your child that what you serve for dinner is not so bad, this book should do it.

All in all, it was a charming read and a way to tour other countries without leaving my chair. Why don't you give it try?

Happy reading!

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