Friday August 14, 2020

Food, but not as you know it

Extreme Cuisine, by Jerry Hopkins, Bloomsbury, €18.70.

21st May, 2005

Extreme Cuisine, by Jerry Hopkins, Bloomsbury, €18.70.

Extreme Cuisine is a comprehensive exploration of the many odd things people pop in their mouth as food. Hopkins points out that it is not always nourishment that dictates diet. Religion, taste and status also play an important role in creating traditions of food consumption that many in the west may find repugnant.

But before exploring the culinary extremes of other cultures Hopkins draws attention to our own...

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