Tuesday, September 15, 2009
From Frito Pie to Pho
Title: Take Big Bites: adventures around the world and across the table
By: Linda Ellerbee
Longtime reporter, producer, TV host, and author, Linda Ellerbee calls herself "a recovering journalist who's traveled and eaten her way around the planet and lived to tell some tales." In Take Big Bites she has written a witty, sassy book about food that's also a blend of autobiography, travelogue and self-help. In a warm and poignant style she draws the reader into her life and travels, as she weaves fascinating stories about places as varied as Vietnam, Bolivia, and the Appalachian Trail; and as she makes heartfelt observations about trying to age gracefully, her relationships with friends and family, and the motley strangers she has met worldwide. As an extra bonus for foodies, each chapter ends with a recipe or two (try the chocolate cake!).