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Driving Hungry

Layne Mosler


PUBLISHED: 15th July 2015
ISBN: 9781101870310
ANNOTATION:
"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."--
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PUBLISHED: 15th July 2015
ISBN: 9781101870310
ANNOTATION:
"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."--

Annotation

"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."--

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

LAYNE MOSLER is a writer living in Berlin. She has written for New York magazine, the Travel Channel, and numerous other venues.

Review

O, The Oprah Magazine: Season s Best ListMiami Herald Essential Summer Reading Bon Appetit 20 New Food Books to Read This Summer Grubstreet 10 New Food Books to Read This Summer The food descriptions are indeed scrumptious, but it s the striking everyday-life details surrounding Mosler s discoveries that make Driving Hungry a pleasurable read. Minneapolis Star-Tribune While there are descriptions of many wonderful and awful meals in this book, they never seem to be its real subject. This is likely true of many food books, but Mosler's is quite openly a quest for something more substantial. All the conversations with cab drivers about doner kebab, bife and baklava are just ways of looking for love. Chicago Tribune Mosleris a fantastic storyteller but also a talentedfood writer. . . . In Driving Hungry, Mosler builds relationships around food: the meals she enjoys are often solitary, but are always the product of or the drive behind a memorable interaction. Food, in other words, is not just a universal connector; it s a universal language. It recalls A Moveable Feast, Hemingway s seminal memoir of life in Paris in the 1920s. In both accounts, the primary interest is human interaction, but you get the clear sense that none of it would have happened between Hemingway and Fitzgerald, or Mosler and her various drivers and passengers if there hadn t been a good dish on the table. The National Post, Canada Sparkling. O, The Oprah Magazine Driving Hungry. . . will absolutely inspire your restaurant exploration this summer. Bustle.com "An invigorating read, a paean to taking the serendipitous road to wherever it happens to lead. Booklist Driving Hungry brims with similarly tasty advice. And while it provides a gastronomic tour spanning three cities, the characters Ms. Mosler encounters are the true takeaway. The New York Observer "Driving Hungry is wonderful. Whether she's tangoing at 5 a.m. in Buenos Aires or driving a cab at 5 a.m. on a New York winter morning or eating a dish called Dead Grandma in Berlin, Layne Mosler is an intrepid, charming, inspiring guide to life as it should be lived: with open-minded hunger, whether it's for goat roti, adventure, or true love. Kate Christenen, author of Blue Plate Special and How to Cook a Moose Building on the success of her blog, Taxi Gourmet, Mosler recounts the story of her transcontinental search for a vocation, which propelled the author into dancing in tango clubs in Buenos Aires, becoming a cab driver in New York City, and falling in love with the city of Berlin. . . . Mosler's lively and accessible writing style joyfully captures the satisfaction gained by trusting your instincts and seeking out new places, food, and people. Kirkus Reviews" "O, The Oprah Magazine: Season s Best ListMiami Herald" Essential Summer Reading "Bon Appetit" 20 New Food Books to Read This Summer "Grubstreet" 10 New Food Books to Read This Summer The food descriptions are indeed scrumptious, but it s the striking everyday-life details surrounding Mosler s discoveries that make "Driving Hungry" a pleasurable read. "Minneapolis Star-Tribune" While there are descriptions of many wonderful and awful meals in this book, they never seem to be its real subject. This is likely true of many food books, but Mosler's is quite openly a quest for something more substantial. All the conversations with cab drivers about doner kebab, bife and baklava are just ways of looking for love. "Chicago Tribune" Mosleris a fantastic storyteller but also a talentedfood writer. . . . In "Driving Hungry," Mosler builds relationships around food: the meals she enjoys are often solitary, but are always the product of or the drive behind a memorable interaction. Food, in other words, is not just a universal connector; it s a universal language. It recalls A Moveable Feast, Hemingway s seminal memoir of life in Paris in the 1920s. In both accounts, the primary interest is human interaction, but you get the clear sense that none of it would have happened between Hemingway and Fitzgerald, or Mosler and her various drivers and passengers if there hadn t been a good dish on the table. "The National Post," Canada Sparkling. "O, The Oprah Magazine" "Driving Hungry." . . will absolutely inspire your restaurant exploration this summer. Bustle.com "An invigorating read, a paean to taking the serendipitous road to wherever it happens to lead. " Booklist" "Driving Hungry" brims with similarly tasty advice. And while it provides a gastronomic tour spanning three cities, the characters Ms. Mosler encounters are the true takeaway. "The New York Observer" ""Driving Hungry" is wonderful. Whether she's tangoing at 5 a.m. in Buenos Aires or driving a cab at 5 a.m. on a New York winter morning or eating a dish called Dead Grandma in Berlin, Layne Mosler is an intrepid, charming, inspiring guide to life as it should be lived: with open-minded hunger, whether it's for goat roti, adventure, or true love. Kate Christenen, author of "Blue Plate Special" and "How to Cook a Moose" Building on the success of her blog, Taxi Gourmet, Mosler recounts the story of her transcontinental search for a vocation, which propelled the author into dancing in tango clubs in Buenos Aires, becoming a cab driver in New York City, and falling in love with the city of Berlin. . . . Mosler's lively and accessible writing style joyfully captures the satisfaction gained by trusting your instincts and seeking out new places, food, and people. "Kirkus Reviews"" ""O, The Oprah Magazine" " "Season s Best List" "Miami Herald" Essential Summer Reading "Bon Appetit" 20 New Food Books to Read This Summer "Grubstreet" 10 New Food Books to Read This Summer "Sparkling." "O, The Oprah Magazine" "Driving Hungry" . . . will absolutely inspire your restaurant exploration this summer. Bustle.com ""Driving Hungry" is wonderful. Whether she's tangoing at 5 a.m. in Buenos Aires or driving a cab at 5 a.m. on a New York winter morning or eating a dish called Dead Grandma in Berlin, Layne Mosler is an intrepid, charming, inspiring guide to life as it should be lived: with open-minded hunger, whether it's for goat roti, adventure, or true love." Kate Christenen, author of "Blue Plate Special" and "How to Cook a Moose" Building on the success of her blog, Taxi Gourmet, Mosler recounts the story of her transcontinental search for a vocation, which propelled the author into dancing in tango clubs in Buenos Aires, becoming a cab driver in New York City, and falling in love with the city of Berlin. . . . Mosler's lively and accessible writing style joyfully captures the satisfaction gained by trusting your instincts and seeking out new places, food, and people. "Kirkus Reviews"" "Miami Herald" Essential Summer Reading "Bon Appetit" 20 New Food Books to Read This Summer "Grubstreet" 10 New Food Books to Read This Summer "Driving Hungry" . . . will absolutely inspire your restaurant exploration this summer. Bustle.com ""Driving Hungry" is wonderful. Whether she's tangoing at 5 a.m. in Buenos Aires or driving a cab at 5 a.m. on a New York winter morning or eating a dish called Dead Grandma in Berlin, Layne Mosler is an intrepid, charming, inspiring guide to life as it should be lived: with open-minded hunger, whether it's for goat roti, adventure, or true love." Kate Christenen, author of "Blue Plate Special" and "How to Cook a Moose" Building on the success of her blog, Taxi Gourmet, Mosler recounts the story of her transcontinental search for a vocation, which propelled the author into dancing in tango clubs in Buenos Aires, becoming a cab driver in New York City, and falling in love with the city of Berlin. . . . Mosler's lively and accessible writing style joyfully captures the satisfaction gained by trusting your instincts and seeking out new places, food, and people. "Kirkus Reviews"" ""Driving Hungry" is wonderful. Whether she's tangoing at 5 a.m. in Buenos Aires or driving a cab at 5 a.m. on a New York winter morning or eating a dish called Dead Grandma in Berlin, Layne Mosler is an intrepid, charming, inspiring guide to life as it should be lived: with open-minded hunger, whether it's for goat roti, adventure, or true love." Kate Christenen, author of "Blue Plate Special" and "How to Cook a Moose" Building on the success of her blog, Taxi Gourmet, Mosler recounts the story of her transcontinental search for a vocation, which propelled the author into dancing in tango clubs in Buenos Aires, becoming a cab driver in New York City, and falling in love with the city of Berlin. . . . Mosler's lively and accessible writing style joyfully captures the satisfaction gained by trusting your instincts and seeking out new places, food, and people. "Kirkus Reviews""

Product Details

Author
Layne Mosler
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
Year
2015
ISBN-10
1101870311
ISBN-13
9781101870310
Format
Hardcover
Subtitle
A Memoir
Country of Publication
United States
Short Title
DRIVING HUNGRY
Language
English
Media
Book
Pages
304
Publication Date
2015-07-15