I just love to spend time in book stores wandering the aisles, checking out interesting reads, magazines, and I always check out the cookbook section. Well, I found one book that I just couldn’t pass by, 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die. This book is written by Mimi Sheraton—award-winning cookbook author, grande dame of food journalism, and former restaurant critic for The New York Times. This book is part cookbook, travel guide, and food excursions. It is divided by regional cuisine around the world – ever wonder what to eat and where to find regional specialities around the world? This book has the answer. If you are planning a trip, I would definitely add this book to your list of reads before traveling. From MoonPies to Southern Fried Chicken in the U.S to Bang Mi in Vietnam, Insalata di Frutti de Mare in Italy, you can find so many intriguing and interesting dishes. She has even added recipes to try. This is one book that transports you through food around the world. I found this a great read and one that I will frequently reference. I call that a great find!