6 Must-Read Books for People Who Love Food and Travel

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If you are looking for ideas for food and travel destinations or for something to interesting to read, here are some of the best reads you need on your list. From a chef’s tales of food adventures around the world to a writer’s stories of a more personal relationship with food, you will find these books to be fascinating reads.

A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventure in Extreme Cuisines by Anthony Bourdain
If there is someone you can trust to know a lot about food from around the world, it would be Chef, TV host, and author Anthony Bourdain. A Cook’s Tour is the well-traveled chef’s latest work that tells about his adventures while searching for the perfect meal across the globe.

A Fork In The Road edited by James Oseland
This book is a collection of drool-worthy stories about food from various authors. Prepare to travel into the world of food seen through the writers’ lenses. Read about dishes like the potentially deadly sashimi Fugu in Japan, a little known rainforest fruit, and Italy’s cheese maggots among others.

My Life in France by Julia Child
My Life in France provides a glimpse into the life of Julia Child, her passion for French cuisine, and her relationship with his husband.

Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper by Fuschia Dunlop
Fuchsia Dunlop’s memoir tells the story of her experiences as she moved to Sichuan province in China. There she developed a great liking to the local cuisine and decided to learn Chinese cooking at the Institute of Higher Cuisine in Chengdu.

Spoon Fed by Kim Severson
Food writer Kim Severson’s autobiography shares her personal relationship with food and the people who have played a role in shaping it. She also writes about her experiences as she explores and built a relationship with food in cities like New York and San Francisco.

Year of Eating Dangerously: A Global Adventure in Search of Culinary Extremes by Tom Parker Bowles
Food adventures take on a whole new meaning when faced with extreme cuisines that not many people may know about. In this book, Tom Parker Bowles takes readers into extreme culinary adventures in a bid to try “dangerous” and the most exotic dishes from around the world.

To Things to Do at Night in Three of the Most Visited Cities in the World

London

Fancy a night out without the partying and binge-drinking? Here are some ideas on the best things to do in three of the most visited cities in the world. Enjoy!

London

London

  • Laugh out loud while watching a free comedy night gig in London
  • Watch a West End show or a performance at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  • Experience one of London’s many pub theatres
  • Take the Jack the Ripper Tour or the Haunted London Pub Tour
  • Hop on an open top bus for a nighttime tour of the city that covers places like the Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, and St Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace

Paris

Paris

  • Enjoy an evening swim at the PISCINE PONTOISE at the Latin Quarter
  • Spend the night cozying up with a good book and coffee or wine at the LA BELLE HORTENSE bookstore-cafe
  • Visit museums that are open until late at night
  • Take a stroll at the ight stroll and in some of the city’s quaint neighborhoods
  • See the Eiffel Tower and its surroundings light up
  • Explore the gastronomic delights at Les Halles
  • Go for a walk along the Seine
  • Take a dinner cruise downn the Seine
  • Watch a movie at Parc de la Villette
  • Enjoy the opera or a musical performance at one of the city’s many theatres
  • See what’s on at the red light neighborhood of Pigalle District
  • Visit some of Paris’ iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Notre-Dame among many others
  • Go for a cocktail at Café de Flore

Bangkok

Bangkok

  • Take a dinner cruise on the Chao Praya River
  • Sip a cocktail while enjoying a breathtaking view of the city at a rooftop bar
  • Catch a Bangkok ladyboy show
  • Go shopping and enjoy the gastronomic treats at the night markets like Patpong Night Market and Saphanput Night Market
  • Watch a Muay Thai match
  • Book a private room and sing your heart out at a karaoke bar
  • Learn about the country’s history and culture while watching Siam Niramit
  • Discover the many attractions at Asiatique The Riverfront
  • Eat at Dine in the Dark for a unique culinary experience
  • Set out on a sunset bike ride to explore more of the city at night