By Layne Mosler
A scrumptious memoir that takes us from Buenos Aires to long island to Berlin because the writer, pushed through wanderlust and an unrelenting urge for food, reveals function, ardour, and unforeseen flavor.
After placing her dream of beginning her personal eating place on carry, Layne Mosler strikes to Buenos Aires to write down approximately foodstuff. yet she is additionally looking for that elusive something that may supply form to her lifestyles. One afternoon, fleeing a tango membership following a poor activate the dance ground, she rapidly asks her taxista to take her to his favourite eating place. quickly she is savoring the best steaks of her lifestyles and, within the weeks that keep on with, repeating the scan with both delectable effects. So starts the gustatory experience that turns into the root for Mosler’s cult weblog, Taxi Gourmet. it will definitely takes her to ny urban, the place she maintains her meals quests, hailing cabs and outstanding up conversations from the again seat, till she meets a couple of outstanding girl cab drivers who persuade her to develop into a taxi driving force herself. among humbling (and hilarious) episodes in the back of the wheel, Mosler reads concerning the taxi drivers in Berlin, who allegedly comprehend as a lot approximately Nietzsche as they do approximately sausage. Intrigued, she travels to the German capital, the place she develops a keenness for the town, its restlessness, its altering flavors, and a undeniable fellow cab driving force who stocks her love of the road.
together with her vibrant descriptions of locations and folks and nutrients, Mosler has given us a beguiling e-book that speaks to the wonderful thing about likelihood encounters and the pleasures of no longer consistently realizing your vacation spot.
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Driving Hungry: A Memoir by Layne Mosler