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Title Eating mud crabs in Kandahar : stories of food during wartime by the world's leading correspondents / edited by Matt McAllester
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (214 pages)
Series California studies in food and culture ; [31]
California studies in food and culture ; 31
Contents Introduction : the name of the third chicken : Kosovo / Matt McAllester -- Survival rations. Night light : El Salvador and Haiti / Lee Hockstader -- A diet for dictators : North Korea / Barbara Demick -- Siege food : Bosnia / Janine di Giovanni -- Miraculous harvests : China / Isabel Hilton -- Insistent hosts. How Harry lost his ear : Northern Ireland / Scott Anderson -- Weighed down by a good meal : Gaza and Israel / Joshua Hammer -- The price of oranges : Pakistan / Jason Burke -- Jeweled rice : Iran / Farnaz Fassihi -- The oversize helmsman of an undersize country : Israel / Matt Rees -- Food under fire. Same-day cow : Afghanistan / Tim Hetherington -- Eau de cadavre : Somalia and Rwanda / Sam Kiley -- Eating mud crabs in Kandahar : Afghanistan / Christina Lamb -- Munther cannot cook your turkey : Iraq / Rajiv Chandrasekaran -- Breaking bread. The best man I ever knew : Georgia / Wendell Steavenson -- Dinner with a jester : Afghanistan / Jon Lee Anderson -- Sugarland : Haiti / Amy Wilentz -- My life in pagans : Ossetia / James Meek -- The house of bread : Bethlehem / Charles M. Sennott
Summary These sometimes harrowing, frequently funny, and always riveting stories about food and eating under extreme conditions feature the diverse voices of journalists who have reported from dangerous conflict zones around the world during the past twenty years. A profile of the former chef to Kim Jong Il of North Korea describes Kim's exacting standards for gourmet fare, which he gorges himself on while his country starves. A journalist becomes part of the inner circle of an IRA cell thanks to his drinking buddies. And a young, inexperienced female journalist shares mud crab in a foxhole with an eq
Notes Print version record
Subject Food habits -- Anecdotes.
Foreign correspondents -- Anecdotes.
Survival and emergency rations -- Anecdotes.
War and society -- Anecdotes.
War correspondents -- Anecdotes.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
Form Electronic book
Author McAllester, Matthew, 1969-
ISBN 0520949684 (electronic bk.)
9780520949683 (electronic bk.)