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Acquired Tastes: On the Trail of the World's Most Sought-After Delicacies

Acquired Tastes: On the Trail of the World's Most Sought-After Delicacies

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This follow-up to In Bad Taste goes where no other book has gone before. Dr. Marcone journeys into remote regions in search of shark-fin soup, ant eggs, scorpions, fried grasshoppers, seal-flipper pie, and other amazing things human beings are willing to eat to sustain themselves. His investigations lead to fundamental questions: Why do people eat this food, and what makes it a delicacy? Is it a delicacy simply because it is rare or odd? Why is it so expensive? Is it truly quantifiably different or better than their more conventional varieties?




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