Adventures in Food for the Romantic, the Foolhardy, and the Brave
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Gastronaut by Stefan Gates
Book DescriptionAn irreverent journey through the culinary world of the exotic, the bizarre, and the truly extraordinary, Gastronaut is equal parts cookbook and quest book. For your bedside or your stoveside, this hilarious and captivating journey through some of the strangest food experiences, past and present, is divided into three levels of escalating difficulty. Whether you're ready to gild your breakfast sausages with gold, re-create the Last Supper, or cook a whole pig in an underground fire pit, this book takes it all on with gusto and little regard for what one might call decency. Gastronaut answers questions like: what foods make us fart? how do you make your own moonshine? is it possible to teach grandmas to suck eggs? how would you stage a bacchanalian orgy in the comfort of your own home?Here is the perfect book for people who are fascinated by the wilder side of food and who, every now and then, want to show off their penchant for the extreme. THE GASTRONAUT'S CREED Food will consume 16 percent of my life. That life is too precious to waste; therefore: I resolve, whenever possible, to transform food from fuel into love, power, adventure, poetry, sex, or drama. I will never turn down the opportunity to taste or cook something new. I will never forget: canapes are evil. I will remember that culinary disaster does not necessarily equal failure. I will always keep a jar of pesto to hand in case of the latter. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780156030977
Paperback / softback
(203mm x 136mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Harvest Books
Publisher: Harvest Books
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stefan Gates
Incredible Edibles, Paperback (September 2012)
Become a food adventurer with gastronaut, Stefan Gates!
Extraordinary Cookbook, Hardback (October 2010)
A cookbook for food with extra sparkle, full of bold, delectable and sometimes surprising recipes to create unforgettable meals. It combines unusual-sounding meals that the author has invented or discovered on his culinary travels for the BBC, with simple classics that offer something magical.
Stefan Gates on Es, Paperback (April 2010)
E621, E160a carotene, E160d lycopene, E101 riboflavin, E300 ascorbic acid, E330 citric acid, and E296 malic acid are the ingredients of an everyday, ordinary tomato. E249 is used to preserve bacon, another option is crystallized human urine. This work celebrates 'E's', the additives and preservatives that make up Britain's most feared ingredients.
Gastronaut, Hardback (October 2005)» View all books by Stefan Gates
Presents a journey through the mixed-up world of food. This book provides information and recipes for food. It is illustrated throughout. It includes a survey that lifts the lid on the real eating habits of the nation. It is for people who are fascinated by food, love the wilder side of cooking, yearn for adventure, or just like showing off.
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