Gastronaut: Adventures in Food for the Romantic, the Foolhardy, and the Brave

An irreverent journey through the culinary world of the exotic, the bizarre, and the truly extraordinary, Gastronaut is equal parts cookbook and quest book For your bedside or your stoveside, this hilarious and captivating journey through some of the strangest food experiences, past and present, is divided into three levels of escalating difficulty Whether you re ready tAn irreverent journey through the culinary world of the exotic, the bizarre, and the truly extraordinary, Gastronaut is equal parts cookbook and quest book For your bedside or your stoveside, this hilarious and captivating journey through some of the strangest food experiences, past and present, is divided into three levels of escalating difficulty Whether you re ready to gild your breakfast sausages with gold, re create the Last Supper, or cook a whole pig in an underground fire pit, this book takes it all on with gusto and little regard for what one might call decency Gastronaut answers questions like what foods make us fart how do you make your own moonshine is it possible to teach grandmas to suck eggs how would you stage a bacchanalian orgy in the comfort of your own home Here is the perfect book for people who are fascinated by the wilder side of food and who, every now and then, want to show off their penchant for the extremeE GASTRONAUT S CREEDFood will consume 16 percent of my life That life is too precious to waste therefore I resolve, whenever possible, to transform food from fuel into love, power, adventure, poetry, sex, or drama I will never turn down the opportunity to taste or cook something new I will never forget canap s are evil I will remember that culinary disaster does not necessarily equal failure I will always keep a jar of pesto to hand in case of the latter.
Gastronaut Adventures in Food for the Romantic the Foolhardy and the Brave An irreverent journey through the culinary world of the exotic the bizarre and the truly extraordinary Gastronaut is equal parts cookbook and quest book For your bedside or your stoveside this hil

  • Title: Gastronaut: Adventures in Food for the Romantic, the Foolhardy, and the Brave
  • Author: Stefan Gates Max La Riviere-Hedrick
  • ISBN: 9780156030977
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback
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    • Bonnie Fazio said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      Very funny in parts, but a few chapters went beyond my comfort zone for grossness. Just so you know, I'm not squeamish about blood, surgery, or even death (I read "Stiff" with scarcely a qualm). However, certain other bodily secretions, excretions and functions make me queasy -- and I have a terrible insect phobia. (The fear part pertains mainly to moths, but I find all insects repulsive, and can't stand the thought of eating or cooking them.) There were a couple chapters I had to virtually skip [...]

    • Datsun said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      I had to work really hard to ignore the picture of the author. He's got the same glasses-haircut combo as most of the snotty, faux-boho, crypto-yuppie neo-leftie scumbags that are always blocking up the aisles at the supermarket here, looking for organically sourced frozen dinners and responsibly farmed soylent paste.Okay, maybe they're not all that bad, but one of the worst of those assholes and his bottle-blond dingbat of a wife were following me around today, blathering about how hard it was [...]

    • ^ said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      Utterly and quaintly bizarre. Almost as good for foodie conversation (dinner party, BBQ, or down the pub) as Hugh Fearnly-Whittingstall; however HFW has the massive advantage in that you can actually cook, and eat very well, from his writings."Gastronaut" is a fascinating addition to the shelves of "What under-represented angle can I possibly find to write about in the subject area of food and eating?" OK, yes, I mildly enjoyed reading it; even though I had to grit my teeth during the sections m [...]

    • Tim said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      Everything you didn't want to know about food, or wondered but didn't want to ask !The section on Human Harvest, eating or drinking bits of human such as nails, earwax and others I won't mention, was a little suspect. The results were based on your own consumption of your body bits.Breast milk came out as 35%. Now I would have thought that most women who are breast feeding have tried it, not as a refreshing drink instead of Chardonnay, but out of fascination.As for eating/drinking items from som [...]

    • Niya said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      The text is charmingly inspirational thanks to Gates' very british sense of humour, and his attitude to eating. Few texts on the market today explore cannibalism, eating insects, hosting Bacchanalian feasts and making head cheese with the same earnest humour as Gates expresses. This is not a book to cook from (unless you have a large private property, somewhat unlimited funds, excellent butchers and very adventurous friends) but it is one to enjoy if you're contemplating philosophies of cooking [...]

    • Camille said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      Funny book, provides topics for dinner party conversations. Gets men more excited than women (they all want to roast suckling pigs in holes in the backyard). I like it that the author has cooked and eaten nearly every recipe in the book - including boiled woodlice, head cheese (pig's head), and salmon with aftershave. and when he hasn't, he admits it ("If you can lay your hands on termites in any great numbers, it probably means your house is about to fall down").

    • Katherine said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      A gloriously strange recipe book, worth reading even if you never use any of the recipes. I really enjoyed this book and its premise, which is that you're going to be eating anyway, so why not experience eating to the hilt? In search of culinary epiphanies, the author explores the lowbrow (what foods make people fart?) and the highbrow (how to stage a Roman orgy in the comfort of your own home). The music suggestions are also spot-on.

    • Maria (Ri) said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      This book is hilarious! It is truly a wacky look at food. Maybe it is because I am pregnant and due with my second in just a few weeks, but I particularly enjoyed the section on making placenta loaf! LOL Stefan Gates is part foodie, part insane nut. That makes for a great and totally unconventional read!

    • Nytetyger said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      An extremely amusing, yet well written book about odd, interesting, bizarre, and amusing foods. The author never fails to be both entertaining AND educational although when I am going to need to know how to make head cheese is beyond me.

    • Colleen said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      If you are looking for an actual cookbook, this probably isn't for you. The author is definitely a little twisted, but this is an absolutely hilarious book. Lots of history on English foods, and some very funny recipes for headcheese and suckling pig.

    • Ariel said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      Some of the ideas are interesting but few of them are practical. The book is held together by its humor and music selections accompanying each recipe. But the recipes themselves are scattered and feel more like trivia. This should have been a article, not a bound book.

    • Randy said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      For some reason, this book was on my to-read list. After finishing it, I'm wondering why. While there are some strange, but interesting tidbits of information, for the most part, this is a ridiculous book. Maybe that is the point, after all the author does want his audience to play with food.

    • Linda said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      Not bad in parts. If you're curious, read the first few pages - either you'll like the authors style or you won't. Having said that, the reference material in the back is quite interesting, and I'd suggest it for anyone with an interest in the weird and odd of food.

    • Wan Ni said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      More essays, less recipes!But I totally adore the tongue-in-cheek "put vegetable fats in a centrifuge" part when describing how to make margarine at home (if home is a food lab). That sort of humor is right up my alley.

    • Grillables said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      Rather silly book, full of recipes that try too hard to be shocking. Ends up being rather embarrassingly ridiculous instead.

    • Emery said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      It had its moments, but there were a couple sections that were disgusting just for the gross-factor.

    • Jennifer said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      I just can't seem to get enough of arrogant chefs doing kooky things

    • Bmilioto said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      entertaining but not much more than that

    • Chadwick said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      Enh. Decent writing, but too much emphasis on isn't-it-weird without anything being that weird. Maybe carpaccio is crazy in England. Whatever buddy.

    • Kit said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      Cooking out of the box or out of the pot

    • Jessica said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      I now have the overwhelming desire to roast a suckling pig.

    • Marie said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      Gross out factor in the first half is not very entertaining. Eked a slight comeback in the other half, squeaking by with two stars.

    • PJ said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      Experiments you never thought of doing with your food or your body.

    • Dean said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      Funny,Entertainingwierd as hell.If you have ever thought about eating Bugs,Toenails,Hair,Human Flesh,or Singing Hinnie this is the book for you.

    • Nate Hendrix said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      I think I want to cook a suckling pig for Christmas dinner. Inspired by this book.

    • Christopher Ashley said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:13 PM

      there some interesting ideas and recipes in here (especially if you're curious about roasting a whole pig) but a lot of the writing is kind of twee and precious and that turns me off some.

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