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An extraordinarily photographed culinary travel book featuring profiles of the stewards of the world's traditional foodways—farming, fishing, and herding methods—along with 40 recipes.
James Beard Award-winning journalist Shane Mitchell and photographer James Fisher have traveled the world on assignment for food and travel publications such as Travel + Leisure and Saveur. Along the way, they have encountered the fascinating people who are keeping some of the world's oldest food traditions alive, such as taro farmers in Hawaii who have never left the islands, Maasai warriors in Kenya, and Icelandic shepherds who still use the techniques of their Viking ancestors. Full of compelling photography from far-flung locations, Far Afield profiles these people, sharing their unique and captivating stories along with forty recipes.
Combining travel photography, immersion journalism, and recipes, food and travel writer Mitchell and photographer Fisher glaze over the lives of individual marginalized people outside North America in order to discover the traditions of their communities. For taro farmers, junior pirates, and refugees, among others, food is more than sustenance: it's a community builder, the backbone to celebration, and a way of life, and their shared recipes are cherished as "souvenirs of this journey." Despite this and Mitchell's exciting promise of "venturing beyond other people's comfort zones," the book falls short. The promised marginal communities aren't always that marginal. The allocation of the 40 recipes is somewhat uneven, with two given to Japan one a drink of yuzu and sake, the other for wakame butter scallops whereas Iceland received seven. For those whose most familiar cuisines are from the Western world, Mitchell will strap you in for a ride into the backwaters of new terrains.