From the award-winning editor of Travelers' Tales Food--this collection of true stories will make your mouth water while helping you better understand other cultures, through its touching, funny, and sometimes frightening stories of eating. Food--its smells, textures, colors, flavors, and rituals--is tied intrinsically to place. This heartwarming, surprising, and sumptuous collection of stories reveals our obsession with food--how it nourishes and sustains us, teaches us about other cultures, and creates community and connection with others. As we sample new foods, we sample new cultures, new histories, new ways of thinking. And no matter how hard we try, the same ingredients never taste the same back home. Sterling's first collection, Travelers' Tales Food, won the Lowell Thomas Award in 1997. Notable Authors include Frances Mayes, Jeffrey Steingarten, Jonathan Raban, John Krich, Jan Morris, and more.