The Hungry Cyclist by Tom Kevill Davies
Pedalling The Americas In Search Of The Perfect Meal

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Over 100,000 miles to cover, one man, one bike and one hungry stomach.

Having created his alter-ego, the Hungry Cyclist and with thousands of pedal-powered miles before him, Tom Kevill-Davies pushed off from New York City on one of the most ambitious gastronomic adventures ever undertaken.

A ballsy travel memoir The Hungry Cyclist follows Tom's adventure into the hearts and minds of the people he meets. Revealing the diverse cultures of the Americas, Tom’s journey from over the Rockies to Baja California, through Central America down all the way to Brazil via Colombia, gives the real flavour of this truly extraordinary landmass.

This is a tale of death-battles with squadrons of mosquitoes, malodorous public toilets, of galloping dysentery one day, to drowning your sorrows with cowboys and dining with beauty queens the next. But above all it is an ambitious story of getting to where you want to be - even if you have to endure cactus-induced punctures, unforgiving desert heat, uphill struggles through never-ending cocaine plantations, or artfully dodge hungry bears, neurotic RV-driving Americans, angry rabid dogs and run-ins with local law authorities in the process.

An amazing tale of what can happen when you get on your bike and go.


About Tom Kevill Davies

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After studying product design at Central St Martins College, Tom went on to work at Christie's, before becoming Creative Designer at advertising agency, Panlogic.The son of two dedicated foodies, and an enthusiastic cook himself, Tom pursued his passion for gastronomy by regularly writing the food editorial for The Season magazine.Since embarking on his trip Tom has made regular appearances on BBC Radio 4's Excess Baggage and LA-based KCRW's The Good Food Show, as well as being a featured writer for Rough Guide. Tom currently lives in South London with four bicycles.
Published January 28, 2010 by Collins. 387 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Travel. Non-fiction

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... With nothing but an enormous appetite to fuel the way, Tom Kevill-Davies cycled
from New York to Rio - for the love of food. Read an extract ...

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