For those who appreciate the pleasures of the table, there are no happier reasons to travel than to explore the world's great culinary traditions. Every cuisine tells a unique story about the local landscape, climate, history, and culture - "Food Journeys of a Lifetime" will introduce you to the farmers, fishermen, bakers, and chefs who transform nature's bounty into a thousand gustatory delights. And once you're appetite has been whetted, you'll be able to try your own hand at some of these culinary delights, as the book features recipes you can try at home. In addition, "Food Journeys of a Lifetime" will provide detailed, practical travel information to help make your dream food pilgrimage a reality. So what's your pleasure? A pastrami sandwich in one of New York's bustling delicatessens or homemade jerk chicken from a local street vendor in Jamaica? Learning to cook delicious Chinese dumplings in Beijing or munching on hand-picked apples amid Vermont's fall foliage? Whatever your taste, "Food Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 Extraordinary Places to Eat Around the Globe" will have something on the menu for you.