Mon December 12, 2011
From the Food and Travel Writer Nan Lyons: "Around the World in Eighty Meals" (Encore presentation.)
By Rich Fisher
Tulsa, OK – (Note: This program first aired earlier this year.) On today's show, we visit with Nan Lyons about her new book, "Around the World in Eighty Meals" --- it's a lavishly illustrated, highly informed volume that the New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer has called "an essential travelogue for gastronauts who delight in discovering the world's great cities through their culinary delights." In this work, Lyons, a veteran food and travel writer, follows in the footsteps (more than 130 years later) of Phileas Fogg, the famed gentleman adventurer of Jules Verne's globe-trotting, 80-day saga. In doing so, Lyons wines and dines her way from Great Britain through France, Italy, India, China, America, and then back again, in conclusion, to the Reform Club in London --- just as Fogg did. "Around the World in Eighty Meals" is the sort of light and breezy yet fact-filled book that will appeal to anyone who loves to travel, eat, and explore --- or, better yet, do all three at once.