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Eating Mud Crabs in Kandahar : Stories of Food during Wartime by the World's Leading Correspondents

By: McAllester, Matt.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.California Studies in Food and Culture: Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (226 p.).ISBN: 9780520949683.Subject(s): Food habits | Food habits -- Anecdotes | Foreign journalists | Foreign journalists -- Anecdotes | Survival and emergency rations | Survival and emergency rations -- Anecdotes | War - Social aspects | War correspondents | War correspondents -- AnecdotesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Eating Mud Crabs in Kandahar : Stories of Food during Wartime by the World's Leading CorrespondentsDDC classification: 394.1/2 | 394.12 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Introduction: The Name of the Third Chicken: Kosovo; PART ONE SURVIVAL RATIONS Night Light: El Salvador and Haiti; A Diet for Dictators: North Korea; Siege Food: Bosnia; Miraculous Harvests: China; PART TWO INSISTENT HOSTS How Harry Lost His Ear: Northern Ireland; Weighed Down by a Good Meal: Gaza and Israel; The Price of Oranges: Pakistan; Jeweled Rice: Iran; The Oversize Helmsman of an Undersize Country: Israel; PART THREE FOOD UNDER FIRE Same- Day Cow: Afghanistan; Eau de Cadavre: Somalia and Rwanda; Eating Mud Crabs in Kandahar: Afghanistan
Munther Cannot Cook Your Turkey: IraqPART FOUR BREAKING BREAD The Best Man I Ever Knew: Georgia; Dinner with a Jester: Afghanistan; Sugarland: Haiti; My Life in Pagans: Ossetia; The House of Bread: Bethlehem; Biographies; Acknowledgments
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
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Cover; Contents; Introduction: The Name of the Third Chicken: Kosovo; PART ONE SURVIVAL RATIONS Night Light: El Salvador and Haiti; A Diet for Dictators: North Korea; Siege Food: Bosnia; Miraculous Harvests: China; PART TWO INSISTENT HOSTS How Harry Lost His Ear: Northern Ireland; Weighed Down by a Good Meal: Gaza and Israel; The Price of Oranges: Pakistan; Jeweled Rice: Iran; The Oversize Helmsman of an Undersize Country: Israel; PART THREE FOOD UNDER FIRE Same- Day Cow: Afghanistan; Eau de Cadavre: Somalia and Rwanda; Eating Mud Crabs in Kandahar: Afghanistan

Munther Cannot Cook Your Turkey: IraqPART FOUR BREAKING BREAD The Best Man I Ever Knew: Georgia; Dinner with a Jester: Afghanistan; Sugarland: Haiti; My Life in Pagans: Ossetia; The House of Bread: Bethlehem; Biographies; Acknowledgments

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

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