Saturday, February 18, 2017

Salt & Silver: Travel, Surf, Cook

Salt & Silver: Travel, Surf, Cook
author: Johannes Riffelmacher
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.41
book published: 2016
rating: 5
read at: 2017/02/18
date added: 2017/02/18
shelves: non-fiction
When I saw 'Salt & Silver: Travel, Surf, Cook' by Johannes Riffelmacher and Thomas Kowalski, it seemed like something familiar and yet completely new: a travel book, a cook book, and a book about surfing. I requested it and I'm glad I did.

The cover says "Travel. Surf. Cook" and that's exactly what you get in this book. The two authors are from Germany and know a thing or two about surfing and cooking. They spent a good chunk of time traveling in Cuba and Central and South America and this book is about the journey. They got to know the locals and seemed to avoid the tourist places if possible. They did the trip fairly cheaply and ate and lived adventurously. They were chased by cops in Mexico as they got caught doing graffiti with a local team of artists, jumped off a dangerous cliff into a pool of water, and learned the wrong way to buy a car. They got tattoos along the way to remember the journey, but the people are experiences are what I'm sure they will always remember.

Included in the book are recipes as well as gps coordinates and short write ups for surf spots in the places they visit. The photography is gorgeous and I thoroughly enjoyed this mashup of food, travel and surfing. I'm so glad I took the time to read it.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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