Her Fork in the Road
Women Celebrate Food and Travel

Edited by Lisa BachAn unforgettable taste of the connection between the table and the world.
— Alice Waters, cookbook author, award-winning chef, and founder of the world-renowned Chez Panisse RestaurantThe relationship between women and food is passionate and charged, embracing and comforting, complex and frustrating. Endorsed by leading chef and author Alice Waters, Her Fork in the Road: Women Celebrate Food and Travel is a savory sampling of stories by some of the best writers in the fields of food and travel, bringing the reader along on a journey to the heart of this age-old relationship. Culinary secrets and wisdom are shared, as are tales of passion and memory. From the familiar kitchens of contemporary America to the far reaches of the globe, women’s many hungers are revealed.Whether invigorating, appetizing, inspiring or bizarre, the stories in Her Fork in the Road are a gathering of delicious and compelling tales from a lifetime of travel and adventure. In one story, desperately hungry while hiking the Appalachian Trail, the author discovers that “context is everything…if you’re tired enough, cold enough, and hungry enough, even mac and cheese with bugs in it can be delicious.” In Beijing, a worldly vegetarian samples everything from pig elbow to snake and in the process glimpses a culture through its banquets. In other stories, an “X-rated fruit” in Figi pulls one author into a secret taste explosion; a New York meeting with Julia Child reveals a surprising secret indulgence; and, in Virginia, crusty blue crabs bring back an author’s salty sweet memories.Notable authors in the collection include M.F.K. Fisher, Ruth Reichl, Frances Mayes, Isabel Allende, Laurie Colwin, Patricia Storace, Dervla Murphy, Chitrita Banerji, GraceAnn Walden, and many more. Her Fork in the Road is an inspiring literary meal for anyone who relishes the joys of food and the allure of the road.

More Praise for Her Fork in the Road

“An exquisite exploration of the most revealing and intimate way we open ourselves to another culture…This collection left me feeling, like one of its contributors, ‘warm, happy, and full.'”
— Jamie Zeppa, author of Beyond the Sky and the Earth

About the Editor

Lisa Bach has eaten her way through over twenty-five countries, and continues to plan her next meal ticket. She is the editor of 365 Travel: A Daily Book of Journeys, Meditations and Adventures and has been published in A Woman’s Passion for Travel and A Woman’s Path. Lisa has edited such best-selling authors as Starhawk, Iyanla Vanzant, Terry Lynn Taylor, June Cotner, Mary Mackey, Eric Marcus, Jennifer Louden, Z. Budapest, Jamie Sams, Brad Newsham, and Marybeth Bond.

About Travelers’ Tales

Founded in 1993, Travelers’ Tales publishes the best in travel writing from world-famous authors to new and emerging writers. Our goal is to inspire and enlighten readers through true stories by travelers who have explored the depths of their experiences. The series includes: country and regional guides; books which explore the themes of women’s travel, spirituality, food, humor, and adventure; travel advice books; Footsteps: The Soul of Travel, a series that features single-author travel narratives; and Travelers’ Tales Classics, a series which introduces out-of-print favorites of travel literature to a whole new audience. Her Fork in the Road combines two of our favorite themes: women’s travel and food.

Her Fork in the Road: Women Celebrate Food and Travel
Edited by Lisa Bach
Travelers’ Tales, October 2005
$16.95, Trade Paperback, 256 pages, 5 1/8″ x 8″
ISBN: 1-932361-29-4