Far Afield

Rare Food Encounters from Around the World

by Shane Mitchell

An extraordinarily photographed culinary travel book featuring profiles of the stewards of the world's traditional foodways—farming, fishing, and herding methods—along with 40 recipes.

Journalist Shane Mitchell and photographer James Fisher have traveled the world on assignment for food and travel publications such as Travel + Leisure and Saveur. Along the way, they have encountered the fascinating people who are keeping some of the world's oldest food traditions alive, such as taro farmers in Hawaii who have never left the islands, Maasai warriors in Kenya, and Icelandic shepherds who still use the techniques of their Viking ancestors. Full of compelling photography from far-flung locations, Far Afield profiles these people, sharing their unique and captivating stories along with forty recipes.


Recent Reviews

Food from Afar

Sarah Leichty

5 Stars

If there's one thing that can tell you a lot about a culture, it's food. Not just food, though, but the entirety of traditions surrounding food: the order of service, the cutlery (or lack thereof) , the conversation, the stories behind the…

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For the Love of Books

Rosemary Smith

5 Stars

In a world that seems fraught with anger, war and ignorance, Mitchell’s book becomes more than a culinary travelogue, it becomes a way for humans to celebrate the things they have in common; family, home and good food. Each country…

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Far Afield

Bethany DeSelms

5 Stars

This book is enough to satisfy the wanderlust in all of us along with filling ones…

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How far your food travelled to get to you?

Mary Jones

4 Stars

There are 40 exotic recipes in the book from India, Uruguay, Kenya, Mexico, Hawaii, Iceland, Peru, France and Japan. The recipes are approachable with…

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