logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Acquired Tastes: On the Trail of the World's Most Sought-After Delicacies - Massimo Marcone
Acquired Tastes: On the Trail of the World's Most Sought-After Delicacies
by: (author)
3.00 10
This follow-up to In Bad Taste goes where no other book has gone before. Dr. Marcone journeys into remote regions in search of shark-fin soup, ant eggs, scorpions, fried grasshoppers, seal-flipper pie, and other amazing things human beings are willing to eat to sustain themselves. His... show more
This follow-up to In Bad Taste goes where no other book has gone before. Dr. Marcone journeys into remote regions in search of shark-fin soup, ant eggs, scorpions, fried grasshoppers, seal-flipper pie, and other amazing things human beings are willing to eat to sustain themselves. His investigations lead to fundamental questions: Why do people eat this food, and what makes it a delicacy? Is it a delicacy simply because it is rare or odd? Why is it so expensive? Is it truly quantifiably different or better than their more conventional varieties?
show less
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781554702794 (1554702798)
Publisher: Key Porter Books
Pages no: 219
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it
3.0 Acquired Tastes: On the Trail of the World's Most Sought-After Delicacies
Marcone is a scientist, not a writer, and it shows. However, he's so transparently and passionately in love with food science I was able to gloss over the quality of the writing. I do have to say that he scatters exclamation marks like a Cosmo feature editor.The pure joy that Marcone derives from pe...
Books by Massimo Marcone
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?