Author(s): Simon Majumdar
Simon is obsessed with food. He is able to remember every meal he has ever eaten and comes from a family of food lovers whose relationships are all based around food. In the midst of a mid-life crisis, Simon Majumdar decided to pack in his 9 to 5 day job and embark on a trip of a lifetime: to go everywhere and eat everything. Part travelogue, part memoir EAT MY GLOBE is a culinary tour of the world that Simon has always dreamed of making. From Philly Cheese steak in the US to mouldy shark in Iceland, he crosses the globe in search of variety and the ultimate taste experience. He also meets a fascinating array of peope, whose foodie passion impresses even Simon. Both witty and inspirational, EAT MY GLOBE is an eye-opening look at the world through food.
'Simon Majumdar knows his sh** ... Plus - the bastard can write' -- Anthony Bourdain, author of KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL 'Majumdar writes like a dream and eats like a pig. It's a killer combination. Eat My Globe is a very funny, very hungry book, much like its author' -- Jay Rayner 'EAT MY GLOBE is part travelogue, part personal memoir, part food journal and part performance art, as Simon Majumdar travels the planet and consumes the full spectrum of cuisine - from the haute to the horrifying - establishing himself as the Indiana Jones for the foodie set' -- Andrew Friedman, co-editor of DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME 'Simon adores pulled pork, yet pulls no punches in this passionate, refreshingly honest and delicious journey. Travelling with him on his gut-busting world tour is a rollicking good time ... Read only with a well-stocked fridge; you'll get hungry' -- Kathleen Flinn, author of THE SHARPER YOUR KNIFE, THE LESS YOU CRY 'EAT MY GLOBE is a culinary tour de force that mixes an infectious enthusiasm for the world of food with a celebration of the people who prepare it. Majumdar is without question the world's most enthusiastic gourmet. His love of eating - or rather, feasting - is so infectious that we never turned a page without feeling an overwhelming urge to eat great food, roam the Earth, and read another page' -- Andrew Rimas and Evan Fraser, authors of BEEF 'This book made me quite patriotic about our over-boiled vegetables and cauldrons of stew' -- Sunday Express 'A snappy and entertaining book ... although this is an account of Majumdar's international love affair with food, it's his deep affection for those with who he shares it that really nourishes the soul' -- Daily Telegraph 'Ballsy, often hilarious ... His experiences and descriptions, however brief, of the global gastronomic sublime, such as his sunset supper in the Filipino countryside, are appetite-whetting, and his take-no-prisoners attitude and opinions match the project's ambitions. He champions street-food surprises over more urbane examples of cuisine, while his affection and gratitude for the individuals and families met and the hospitality received amply humanized both his wanderings and writings. Majumdar's comic-yet-brazen voice carries the reader swiftly and winningly from foul to fowl in a book that's funny and delectable' -- Publishers Weekly 'Excellent foodie travel memoir ... Majumdar is often genuinely funny and can spin a good story ... highly readable, and ofren highly entertaining but to be avoided if you are on a diet' -- Clover Stroud, Sunday Telegraph 'If you're a slave to your taste buds you'll love Eat My Globe' -- Wanderlust 'As Jay Rayner says, Majumdar "writes like a dream and eats like a pig". It's a riot' -- Tribune 'Through the exuberant enthusiasm of Majumdar's writing we share his excitement' -- Waterstones Books Quarterly 'A very satisfying read ... there is a lot to enjoy' -- Matthew's Table 'One for serious foodies ... Majumdar successfully brings to life the tastes and experiences associated with his global quest ... but this book takes the reader way beyond that' -- Adventure Travel 'A journey for travel enthusiasts, foodies and anyone who's ever had a 'what am I doing here?' life crisis' -- Irish Tatler 'Majumdar's passion for all things edible is evident and he has an amiable, engaging writing style' -- Observer
Simon Majumdar lives in London. This is his first book.