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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tonight at Book Passage: Simon Majumdar Answers Your Questions about Global Grazing

Posted By on Tue, May 26, 2009 at 1:44 PM

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In what must have been one of the pleasantest book projects of all time, Simon Majumdar traveled the world eating and writing about it. The result: Eat My Globe: One Year to Go Everywhere and Eat Everything, published in the U.S. by Simon & Schuster's Free Press. We can imagine the pitch meeting: "It's going to be just like Eat, Pray, Love! minus the praying, and the love. It is a license to print money!"

Interested parties can question Majumdar on his ridiculous good fortune at Book Passage in the Ferry Building tonight at 6 p.m. They can also peer into the morass that is the journalistic research process in this comment thread Majumdar posted on Chow while casting around for destinations. Two of our favorite suggestions after the jump.

"The Amazon basin has the greatest biodiversity on earth, and there are fruits, fish and other edibles that simply cannot be found elsewhere. I've eaten things there that are difficult to describe; I once had a shimmering, mysterious soup, whole eggs from unknown fowl afloat, with ribs of a 10-foot-long, 400-pound river fish"

"If you are in the U.S. and in the Philadelphia area, feel free to contact me for tips on good cheesesteaks, Amish food, Taylor pork roll, soft pretzels & scrapple."

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