Red Sands: Reportage and Recipes Through Central Asia, from Hinterland to Heartland (Hardback)Caroline Eden (author)
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In this beautifully illustrated blend of food and travel writing, the author of the award-winning Black Sea journeys across Central Asia through the food of its regions, and the encounters and histories it brings her way.
Shortlisted for the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Book Awards 2021Winner of the Andre Simon Food Book Award 2020
Red Sands, the follow-up to Caroline Eden's multi-award-winning Black Sea, is a reimagining of traditional travel writing using food as the jumping-off point to explore Central Asia. In a quest to better understand this vast heartland of Asia, Caroline navigates a course from the shores of the Caspian Sea to the sun-ripened orchards of the Fergana Valley.
A book filled with human stories, forgotten histories and tales of adventure, Caroline is a reliable guide using food as her passport to enter lives, cities and landscapes rarely written about. Lit up by emblematic recipes, Red Sands is an utterly unique book, bringing in universal themes that relate to us all: hope, hunger, longing, love and the joys of eating well on the road.
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 1130 g
Dimensions: 246 x 167 mm
'Caroline Eden is an extraordinarily creative and gifted writer. Red Sands captures the sights, tastes and feel of Central Asia so well that when reading this book I was sometimes convinced I was there in person. A wonderful book from start to finish.' - Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads
'Caroline Eden, whose book Black Sea was showered with awards, is on the road again, this time travelling through the heart of Asia. It's not your usual cookbook, it's more a travel book with recipes, the recipes acting as postcards which she sends as she meets new characters, most of them involved with food... Eden travels quietly and lets you in on every encounter and every bite. A moving... as well as a fascinating read.' - Diana Henry, The Telegraph
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“The stories and recipes from unknown territories …”
I absolutely loved her award-winning book, Black Sea, and was thrilled to find out about Central Asia, an important part of the Silk Road, in her new book.
Eden has a wonderful ability to cohesively combine unknown... More
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