Award-winning food writer Stefan Gates is a self-proclaimed "epicurean
desperado," willing to cook and eat anything at least once. In this original
combination of travelogue and cookbook, Gates records his travels to some of the
world's most chaotic regions, all with the purpose of finding something to eat.
His meals include sharing a fat-tailed sheep with Taliban warlords in
Afghanistan, yak penis with Communist officials in China, and UN subsistence
rations with refugees in Uganda. A mixture of comedy and tragedy that addresses
culture, eating, and politics, this is a unique look at the unstable state of
the globe through the shared necessity of food.