The Adventure of Food: True Stories of Eating Everything, Traveler's Tales Inc.

Edited by Richard Sterling

301 pages; Paperback

Sterling, 1999

Reviewed by Laurie Dagostino for Good Cooking
November, 2001

The Adventure of Food: True Stories of Eating Everything

There's more to food than just nourishment, as told in this collection of stories. You find tales of passion, human connection and unexpected surprises.
For instance, David Robinson was amazed and moved by the Gas Station attendant who went to great lengths to accommodate a total stranger. David realized that you don't need a 5 star restaurant to experience a fantastic meal. Frances Mayes goes to market on a mission and because she "stopped to smell the roses" she unexpectedly found a treasure.
You to can find your own treasures nestled within these pages, from a unique and spicy BBQ sauce to Fire roasted apples with marshmallows. The Adventure of Food opens your eyes to a whole new world of food experiences - don't let this one pass you by.

Good Cooking Comment: This is not a cookbook, but a wonderful compilation of essays about experiences from all over the world centered around food. However, for the confident cook who doesn't need recipes, many ideas can be gleaned from these stories.

One of the 5 or 6 recipes in the book as mentioned above.  This recipe came from the chapter "Smokin': They were cooking more than meat" by Cal Fussman

The Perfect Man's Apricot Horseradish Barbecue Sauce

1 cup apricot preserves 
1/4 cup dark rum 
1/4 cup tomato paste 
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons cider vinegar 
2 tablespoons ketchup 
1 tablespoon soy sauce 
1 tablespoon molasses 
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons fresh shallot, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
1/2 to 1 Scotch-bonnet pepper, seeded and minced
1/2 teaspoon hot red-pepper flakes
Salt and black pepper, freshly ground
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons horseradish, to taste