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Author Mosler, Layne, author.

Title Driving hungry : a memoir / Layne Mosler.

Publication Info. New York : Pantheon Books, [2015]

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 MOSLER,L    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    92 MOSLER,L    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 306 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "A delicious memoir that takes us from Buenos Aires to New York to Berlin as the author, driven by wanderlust and an unrelenting appetite, finds purpose, passion, and unexpected flavor. Layne Mosler's search for her next meal based on a recommendation from a cab driver starts in Buenos Aires: After leaving a tango club following a terrible turn on the dance floor, she impulsively asks her taxista to take her to his favorite restaurant. Soon she's savoring one of the best steaks of her life, and in the weeks after, repeating the experiment with equally delectable results. So begins the gustatory adventure that became the basis for her cult blog, Taxi Gourmet. In New York City the author continues her food quests and meets a pair of extraordinary lady cab drivers who convince her to become a taxi driver herself. In Berlin she becomes as enchanted with the city's aura of restless transformation as she does with the spicy curries, and a certain fellow cabbie who knows as much about Nietzsche as he does about sausage. With her vivid descriptions of places and people and food, Mosler, who has a degree in anthropology and more than a decade of experience in the restaurant trade, has given us a beguiling book that speaks to the beauty of chance encounters and the pleasures of not always knowing your destination."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Mosler, Layne -- Travel.
Food writers -- Germany -- Biography.
Food writers -- United States -- Biography.
Restaurants -- Anecdotes.
Taxicab drivers -- Anecdotes.
ISBN 9781101870310 (hardback)
1101870311 (hardback)
9780345802682 (e-book)

 
    
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