Around the World in 80 Dinners: The Ultimate Culinary Adventure
By Cheryl & Bill Jamison
William Morrow, 2008. 258 pgs. Nonfiction
Culinary experts and former travel guide writers Cheryl and Bill Jamison realize a few years before their twentieth wedding anniversary that they have a significant number of frequent flier miles. Deciding they can accumulate more miles for a second honeymoon, the couple plans to visit mostly countries in the Southern hemisphere for three months, concentrating on places where they would love to sample the local, authentic cuisine. Barring a few last minute rearrangements with an airline representative, Cheryl and Bill set out on their culinary adventure, experiencing lots of great-sounding food, history, and a few rogue animals along the way. I think I would have enjoyed this more if I was a foodie and knew what a lot of the food items they discuss are. The history they write about and the travel tips they provide are worth knowing, but this is best read by those who truly love and appreciate new food.