Hink of Andrew Zimmern and Anthony Bourdain shocking television viewers with their showmanship anticsFor journalist Shane Mitchell eating unfamiliar food has been part of her job for the ast eight years as she traveled the world researching her new book For Mitchell who is also a contributing editor at Saveur observing how people in other places keep the food chain vital was an immersive cultural experience Laura Begley Bloom ForbesDo you suffer from chronic wanderlust Good news Theres a book for thatd it s packed with stunning photographs vibrant recipes and remarkable stories of food and humanity The book will make you want to eat with her at the ends of the earth FoodandWineCome for the photography and stories but stay for the recipes TheKitchna fascinating evocative account of the people Shane Mitchell and photographer James Fisher have met while on assignments across the globe these deeply personal tales serve as a reminder of how food traditions can bridge cultural gaps and transcend anguage barriers Readers can ose themselves in the pair s adventures perfect for ingering over on a drizzly Sunday afternoon JamieThe years best epicurean travelogueAtlanta Journal ConstitutionTheir passion for their subjects comes through on every page through colorful photographs of people at work and play
and through Mitchells informal writing style I felt ike I was along for the trip at each juncture through Mitchells informal writing style I felt ike I was along for the trip at each juncture each recipe gives us insight into the ives of people centered in their places One of the most important ways we earn about ourselves is by ooking into other cultures other rituals other places and seeing how we fit in Appreciating differences we find helps us to appreciate our own place in the world and to remember to be humble we are only part of the whole Far Afield helps us get there Celia Sack Edible San Franciscomply stunning Repeatedly I have written that food brings people together and this brilliant work chronicles the different ways people join together and prepare food across the globe Profiles of farmers fishermen and herders the stewards of the world are shared along with recipes You will get ost in this ovely book as I have and will find
yourself onging to wander to far away Pedro Paramo lands I am totally inove longing to wander to far away The Diaries Of Jane Somers lands I am totally inove Far Afieldand I think you will be as well I plan on reading it with my son in an effort to bring the world a Crveni Petao Leti Prema Nebu little closer to us EatYourBooksFeast with your eyes This is one for the coffee table T Susan Chang The Level TeaspoonIf passports could speak culinary writer Shane Mitchell and photographer James Fishers would have aot to say Their travels have spanned several continents and hundreds of cultures all in an effort to document the customary ways in which global communities feed themselves while thumbing through beautiful glossy images and getting Scanderbeg lost in absorbing stories of their time abroad you can also try your hand at dishes and sidesike red snapper curry spiced okra cardamom doughnuts omo saltado farmhouse spice cake and caramelized potatoes JetsetterAdvance praise for Far Afield This is a spectacular book It gives you an inside ook at so many amazing places across the globe and makes me wish I could have been along for the ride with Shane and James on their journeys Just magical Gunnar Karl Gslason chef and author of North The New Nordic Cuisine of Iceland Far Afield makes me want to uit my job and travel the world eating For now I think I l just cook these amazing recipes that Shane has captured on her adventures to hold me over Sean Brock chef and author of Heritage The enveloping narratives by Shane Mitchell threaded with James Fishers arresting photographs in Far Afield is a potent mix A combination of adventure memoir and insight this is a beautifully provocative volume Heidi Swanson author of Near Fa. .
INTRODUCTON Umami RoadIt was not a soft Church And State In Tonga landing Lying on a grassy patch the Arctic wind roared around me as the runaway horse trailing a broken harness skidded down the rocky incline and disappeared from sight It took a while to catch my breath When I sat up searing pain shot along myeft arm and it was shock enough to knock me flat againThe Vikings found me that way cradling my arm cheeks cold and wet from the autumn suall Sindri Siggi and Agnar clustered around One of them held my taciturn mountCome on Siggi said gruffly Best thing is to get back
On The HorseSomething Is Wrong With My Wrist I Repliedthe horseSomething is wrong with my wrist I replied may be hard to stay onWe were in the glacial highlands miles from the nearest road Agnar tossed me into the saddle and Firestorm Danger Com 2 led the horse along the steep track while cheerfully recounting how many bones he had broken wrangling Icelandic stallions Two front teeth ribs a shoulderthe same one twiceand aeg I think he was trying to distract meNo one had told me how hard it was to herd sheep The same applies for pulling taro corms out of a pond in a Hawaiian valley or fishing with a hand A Generation Rising Fire And Steel 1 line on a dhow drifting along the coast of East Africa But throughout our travels together on several continents photographer James Fisher and I wereucky enough to see what The Trainers Handbook life isikefor people who are firmly rooted in their culture and andscape in some of our most isolated or marginal communities where keeping the food chain vital remains a daily chore Each profile in this bookas well as Jamess remarkable imagesrepresents a distinct tradition or practice not often witnessed by outsiders some of which are millennia old reaching far back into the collective culinary memory It took us almost ten years to ocate them all the search involved a Nvi Biblia Edicin Ministerial Tapa Rstica lot of knocking on doorsurking around farmers markets begging invitations and detouring frommainstream assignments into what the poet Robert Service called the maps void spaces Why go Researchers claim certain people have a variant DNA seuence specifically identified as DRD r which has been tied to the traits of curiosity and restlessness It is sometimes cited as the underlying predisposition for exploration that drove the first humans to migrate out of Africa Popularly called the wanderlust gene its as ikely a rationale as any for why some of us wind up in fringe places happily poking into kitchens not our ownMany of the following stories also focus
ON RITUALS WHERE HOSPITALITY PLAYS A KEY ROLE Arituals where hospitality plays a key role A feast A uau Afternoon tea with refugees A boys ascension to warrior Food for the dead Food for the gods Being asked to witness and occasionally participate in these celebrations was worth the time and effort it took to get there Some days it even involved risking our Freeing The Baltic lives James fended off aeopard attack in the Maasai Marahis camera still has the scratches to prove it In creating this book we didnt fret over an omission of Southeast Asia or the Middle East oreasily accessed communities closer to home Instead of rushing around in an attempt to be geographically inclusive we got to sit onger in one green valley and watch a uiet man with such a heightened sense of place that he knew exactly where to position a childs pinwheel to catch an odd ittle breeze for his own amusement while everyone else around him was yammering away oblivious of this exchange with natureThe recipes in Far Afield are souvenirs of this Sveriges Historia Vol 6 long journey They are a highly personal reflection of meals shared in the moment Most are dishes intended for the family table eaten with the hand where customary skewered with a worn but favored utility knife or scooped with a bananaeaf from a cooking pot The occasional meal at a street stall a dive bar ora modest restaurant often the only one around for miles easily adapted Comforting food after a hard days. Labor They are as simple as a scorched chapati smeared with chile paste shared by goatherders on the verge of the Thar Desert in India as avish as a birthday asadobarbecue on the pampas of Uruguay with
A Whole Lamb Roastingwhole amb roasting hot coals and wine flowing Denali Guidebook To Hiking Photography And Camping In Denali National Park Alaska like a river You will note theack of cookies in this bookbut there is amazing pie And doughnuts Lime pickle that takes over a month to macerate will become a favorite the okra dish that will convince you to finally appreciate this slimy member of the mallow family tangy preserves made from wild rhubarb and some kickass cocktails A recipe for Peruvian cuyguinea pig didnt make the cut Neither did a kaiseki dinner at one of Japans most venerable ryokans Umami that most elusive flavor so difficult to translate or transport is occasionally ost somewhere back on the roadThis isnt how sheep are mustered in AustraliaDuring the roundup in Iceland James offered another perspective on what we were experiencing He grew up on a sheep station in the Outback where penned grazing is the norm All day wed sighted one or two animals at a time skittering away from the shepherds who hunted them through mossy bogs and rain slick ravines We only had smoked amb on flatkkur bread the ocal euivalent of peanut butter and jelly smashed in our pockets Hunger made me crankyKeep hunting I said There must be a reason for doing it this wayEventually the two of us earned why Icelandic sheep wander the island at will but not before my arm wound up in a plaster cast and James played drinking games with singing Vikings Travel should be about expanding your universe even if that means venturing beyond other peoples comfort zone Not everyone has that variant DNA seuence If youve chosen this book however your appetite for the maps void spaces is just as insatiable Were glad to have you along for the rideTell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are goes the famous uote from Brillat Savarin Cookbooks have always been a means to discover andfully understand other cultures and its hard to believe there exists abeautiful example of that genre than Shane Mitchells book Far Afield a collection of stories from meals shared in ten relatively remote communities in places as diverse as Hawaii Iceland and Kenya Its as engrossing a tour as you can imagine without Fundamentos Da Filosofia Esotrica leaving your chairLaura Sant DeparturesRecipes are secondary in Far Afieldyoul get Poles Apart lost in theives of Tima and Ali fishermen in Kenya or "Christine And Jean Jacues Ranchers In Uruguay "and Jean Jacues ranchers in Uruguay Under African Skies lives are dedicated to keeping a distinct culinary tradition alive and Shane Mitchell s first person recounting and James Fisher s photography capture those far flung corners of the world with vivid detail FoodFrom taro farmers in Hawaii to Maasai warriors in Kenya Far Afieldby Shane Mitchell spotlights fascinating people who are keeping some of the worlds oldest food traditions aliveFood and WineFor the past decade Mitchell and the photographer James Fisher have traversed the globe seeking out and documenting food traditions As she writes in the introduction to her new book Far Afield each of its ten chapters chronicles her interactions with people who are firmly rooted in their culture andandscape in some of
Our Most Isolated Ormost isolated or communities where keeping the food chain vital remains a daily chore While international travel is inaccessible to many people Mitchell hopes that the recipes and stories in her book can act as a guide to being open and curious about other cultures Experiencing other cultures and other places helps you grow as a person she adds and it doesnt hurt if theres a tasty meal along the way The Atlantic s CityLabShane Mitchell gets a taste of the world in Far Afield Vanity FairWhen most people hear about eating bizarre food around the globe they ,