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The Resource Driving hungry : a memoir, Layne Mosler

Driving hungry : a memoir, Layne Mosler

Label
Driving hungry : a memoir
Title
Driving hungry
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Layne Mosler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A delicious memoir that takes us from Buenos Aires to New York to Berlin as the author, driven by wanderlust and an unrelenting appetite, finds purpose, passion, and unexpected flavor. Layne Mosler's search for her next meal based on a recommendation from a cab driver starts in Buenos Aires: After leaving a tango club following a terrible turn on the dance floor, she impulsively asks her taxista to take her to his favorite restaurant. Soon she's savoring one of the best steaks of her life, and in the weeks after, repeating the experiment with equally delectable results. So begins the gustatory adventure that became the basis for her cult blog, Taxi Gourmet. In New York City the author continues her food quests and meets a pair of extraordinary lady cab drivers who convince her to become a taxi driver herself. In Berlin she becomes as enchanted with the city's aura of restless transformation as she does with the spicy curries, and a certain fellow cabbie who knows as much about Nietzsche as he does about sausage. With her vivid descriptions of places and people and food, Mosler, who has a degree in anthropology and more than a decade of experience in the restaurant trade, has given us a beguiling book that speaks to the beauty of chance encounters and the pleasures of not always knowing your destination."--
Summary
Taxi Gourmet blogger Layne Mosler takes the idea of catching a cab to dinner to a charming new level. After a disappointing evening in Buenos Aires, she hailed a cab and asked the driver to take her to his favorite restaurant ...where she had one of the best steaks of her life. Building on this idea, she began asking cabbies everywhere she went where they liked to eat. Moving to New York City (where her quest did not go well at first), she attended taxi school and began driving a cab herself. Heading to Berlin, she continued to drive and eat -- and eventually met the cabdriver of her dreams. Not just for foodies, this honest and lively literary ride around three vibrant cities will appeal to readers curious about what taxi-driving life is like. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10433184
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mosler, Layne
Dewey number
  • 641.5092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mosler, Layne
  • Food writers
  • Food writers
  • Restaurants
  • Taxicab drivers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • TRAVEL / Special Interest / Adventure
Target audience
adult
Label
Driving hungry : a memoir, Layne Mosler
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893890110
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781101870310
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014043506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893890110
Label
Driving hungry : a memoir, Layne Mosler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893890110
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781101870310
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014043506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893890110

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