<p>Join Cheryl and Bill Jamison, James Beard Award winners of The Big Book of Outdoor Cooking and Entertaining, on a gastronomic tour around the world</p> <p>After years of writing award-winning cookbooks, renowned culinary experts Cheryl and Bill Jamison were ready to take a break. So in the fall of 2005 they packed their bags, locked up their house in Santa Fe, and set off on a three-month-long visit to ten countries--all on frequent-flier miles.</p> <p>Among their stops were:</p> <p>Bali<br> Where they celebrated a second honeymoon in Ubud and encountered a rogue monkey</p> <p>Australia<br> Where they found the world's best breakfast sandwich and visited family-owned wineries</p> <p>Thailand<br> Where they took a wild ride on an elephant in an enormous forest reserve</p> <p>India<br> Where they found themselves in the midst of Diwali, the Festival of Lights</p> <p>China<br> Where they attended a banquet of local Chiu Chow cuisine that required hours of preparation by the "Emeril of Chaozhou" and forty cooks</p> <p>South Africa<br> Where they went on a safari among rhinos, giraffes, and very hungry lions</p> <p>Brazil<br> Where they soaked in the sun and Creole flavors of the coastal town of Salvador</p> <p>Combining the intelligence and humor of Anthony Bourdain with the charm and insight of Frances Mayes, Around the World in 80 Dinners transforms traveling into an unforgettable odyssey.</p>