So many books get published on a daily basis, that it becomes overwhelming to even keep up with them. But one book I’m excited to review today is the Food Trails by Lonely Planet Foods book. It marries my two loves: food and travel. Keep reading to find out why you need this book before planning your next adventure!
This post was written by Marnely Murray who pens Cooking with Books.
When a book comes along that is about food and travel, I quickly jump on it and this Food Trails by Lonely Planet Food is right up my culinary alley. This 320 page book is both a travel guide and a culinary mastermind, all in one. First, let’s start off by letting you know it’s a hardcover book that looks gorgeous on your coffee table. It’s best to leave it open to a random page, because it lures guests in to explore the book and talk of travel starts floating around.
The book is divided into 52 sections, each one depicting a different city. You’ll discover what’s tasty in Buenos Aires, what to eat in Lyon, where to drink in Piedmont, and what to slurp in Tokyo. Thirty-six countries, including the USA, are divided into some of the most traveled (and some hidden gems) locations.
Each chapter (or weekend trail) starts with an introduction to the area and then goes into listing the top places to visit for the best food or drinks. Whether they are recommending a local food market, a butcher shop, or a restaurant, it’s fantastic to read the specific spots and what they are great at. They also include each spot’s schedule, website and telephone when available, as well as address. All of this incredibly helpful when putting together a travel itinerary when you’re the type of traveler that travels for the food and the food alone.
It’s good to note that the photography is not only gorgeous, but it’s also not only about the food. Photographs in the book showcase landscapes, monuments, and much more than just the food which makes it a travel focus book as well. Also, each weekend itinerary comes with a side column that suggests the best hotels to stay at and note if there are any holidays, parades, or celebrations worth attending and planning your travel around.
In conclusion, if you’re the type of traveler that sets up restaurant reservations even before booking a plane ticket, Food Trails by Lonely Planet Food is the book for you! Get it on Amazon, on the Lonely Planet website, or check it out from your local library. Happy travels, my friends!
Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge, but opinions as always, are 100% my own.