Far Afield: Rare Food Encounters from Around the World
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. 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."
"This is a spectacular book. It gives you an inside look at so many amazing places across the globe and makes me wish I could have been along for the ride with Shane and James on their journeys. Just magical." - Gunnar Karl Gislason, chef and author of "North: The New Nordic Cuisine of Iceland" "Far Afield" makes me want to quit my job and travel the world eating. For now, I think I'll just cook these amazing recipes that Shane has captured on her adventures to hold me over. Sean Brock, chef and author of "Heritage" "The enveloping narratives by Shane Mitchell threaded with James Fisher s arresting photographs in "Far Afield" is a potent mix. A combination of adventure, memoir, and insight--this is a beautifully provocative volume." - Heidi Swanson, author of "Near Far""
Shane Mitchell is a "Saveur" contributing editor. Formerly, she was "Travel + Leisure"'s special correspondent. Her writing has also appeared in "Australian Gourmet Traveller, Afar, Bon Appetit, Bitter Southerner, Departures, Serious Eats, "and other publications. She is a James Beard Foundation Award finalist and has received the IACP Culinary Writing prize. She kayaks on the St. Lawrence River and collects handmade knives wherever she travels. When not on the road, she lives in New York s North Country."