Andrew Zimmern, the host of The Travel Channel's hit series Bizarre Foods, has an extraordinarily well-earned reputation for traveling far and wide to seek out and sample anything and everything that's consumed as food globally, from cow vein stew in Bolivia and giant flying ants in Uganda to raw camel kidneys in Ethiopia, putrefied shark in blood pudding in Iceland, and Wolfgang Puck's Hunan style rooster balls in Los Angeles. For Zimmern, local cuisine - bizarre, gross, or downright stomach turning as it may be to us - is not simply what's served at mealtime. It is a primary avenue to discovering what is most authentic - the bizarre truth - about cultures everywhere.
In Singapore, Zimmern dabbles in traditional Chinese medicine to eat away what ails him.
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
This book is a definite 'yes' for foodies, but not the right type if you want an overall review of Singapore. Still this short book was entertaining and did leave me with a slightly more informed version of Singapore than when I started.
Has Andrew Zimmern Visits Singapore turned you off from other books in this genre?