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Acquired Tastes

On the Trail of the World's Most Sought-After Delicacies

by Massimo Marcone, Dr.

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list price: $19.95
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published: Feb 2010
ISBN:9781554702794
publisher: Key Porter Books
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Dubbed the undisputed “Indiana Jones of food science,” Professor Massimo Marcone ventures into the bizarre world of food delicacies with this follow-up to his much lauded previous book, In Bad Taste. Part travelogue, part scientific journal, Pass the Food goes where no other book has gone before. Dr. Marcone describes his journeys into remote regions around the world, often risking life and limb in his quest to explore and explain why people eat what they eat. Whether it’s shark-fin soup, maggot-infested cheese, ant eggs, scorpions, fried grasshoppers, or seal-flipper pie, Marcone approaches his subject with the zeal of a scientist, but also with flabbergasted amazement at what 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?

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Dr. Massimo Marcone is an associate professor of food science at the University of Guelph. He has become a well-known and recognized media contributor, educating people of all ages on the science behind what they eat.

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