A Cup of Culture and a Pinch of Crisis is a collection of essays from expats around the world who share their insights about food, personal growth, and the adventure of living abroad. Delve into new countries, traditions, and cuisines, from Mexico to Mongolia, as you learn how expats find the ingredients for their next meal, learn to love strange new dishes (like camel meat!), and bond with the people they meet over meals both exotic and humble. This book will make you hungry to travel abroad, or at least to settle for a taste of a different culture by trying one of the many included recipes. This is the first book published by Tales from a Small Planet, the webmagazine where readers learn what it's really like to live there in countries around the globe.
Tales from a Small Planet (www.talesmag.com) was created at the turn of the millennium by a group of U.S. Foreign Service community members who had previously collaborated on the Spouses' Underground Newsletter (SUN). Along with first-person essays, Talesmag also publishes candid, anonymous real post and school reports from over 325 cities around the world. For more than 15 years, Talesmag has helped thousands of international employees and family members, including those on diplomatic, corporate, NGO and educational assignments, evaluate potential postings and share the joys and frustrations of their mobile lives.