Female Nomad & Friends

Female Nomad & Friends

Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World

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Random House, Inc.
In 1987, Rita, newly divorced, set out to live her dream. She sold all her possessions and became a nomad. She wrote a book about her ongoing journey and, in 2001, insisted on putting her personal e-mail address in the last chapter—against all advice. It turned out to be a fortuitous decision. She has met thousands of readers, stayed in their homes, and sat around kitchen tables sharing stories and food and laughter.

In this essay collection, Gelman includes her own further adventures, as well as those of writers and readers telling tales of the shared humanity they experienced in their travels. The stories are funny and sad, poignant and tender, familiar and bizarre. They will make you laugh and cry and maybe even send you off on your own adventure. Also included are fabulous international recipes such as vegetarian dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), chiles en nogada (stuffed poblano chiles topped with a white cream sauce with walnuts and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds), and ho mok (an extraordinary fish-coconut custard from Thailand). Happy reading—and bon appétit, selamat makan, buen provecho!

Baker & Taylor
Presents a collection of essays and recipes that celebrate adventurous women and their travels around the world.

Blackwell Publishing
Rita Golden Gelman, author of Tales of a Female Nomad, celebrates the wonders and joy of cross-cultural connecting with this collecting of stories and recipes from more than forty authors. She also includes anecodtes about her own further adventures. Happy reading---and bon appetit, selamat makan, ¡buen provecho!

"Rita serves up a tasty smorgasbord of stories---funny, heartwarming, and quirky. These tales remind us of what we seek in our own life's journey: a meaningful connection with people we meet and joy in finding new friends in unexpected places. Whether you choose to stay home or start packing, these stories will stir you."---MAYA FROST, author of The New Global Student

"Charming---a wonderful gift for your nomadic friends. The book will inspire you to travel, to cook, and to get your own stories committed to the page!"---JULIE CONOVER, host and producer, Passport ToAdventure.com

"Rita and friends take you on a virtual and culinary global adventure that is sure to evoke a range of emotions. A must-read for both the armchair and active traveler."---BETH WHITMAN, author of Wanderlust and Lipstick guides for women travelers

Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
Description: xii, 335 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780307588012
Branch Call Number: 910.4092 Gel
Additional Contributors: Altobelli, Maria.
Allen, Jean.


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Sep 09, 2010

If you have the slightest inkling you wan to travel the world, read this book and you will start making plans or at least dreaming. I recently heard that it is not things that can truely make you happy, but experiences do. The stories here are about human connections, often in spite of language barriers and experiencing simple common moments.

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