EATING AND COOKING AROUND THE WORLD: Fingers Before Forks by Erick Berry
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EATING AND COOKING AROUND THE WORLD: Fingers Before Forks

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From Alaska to Samoa, from Lapland to Arabia, with stops in India, Japan, Africa, and America, the author observes, listens and records the bizarre habits of various peoples from meal preparation to after dinner habits. To illustrate peculiar differences and their causes, she has divided people into hunters, herdsmen, and farmers. From the seemingly ancient Eskimos who chop the meat off close to their mouths with sharp blades, to the Samoans who have one cooking day per week, the habits are intriguing, -- perhaps more so because the author has presented the facts in an exciting manner with fine photographs to reinforce the text. A unique book which holds an incredible amount of information between two covers.

Pub Date: May 30th, 1963
Publisher: John Day