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Simon Majumdar

Simon Majumdar splits his time between London and Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife, who he met while doing the travel research for this book.  He and his computer-whiz brother write the award-winning blog www.doshermanos.co.uk, which has earned him thousands of readers a day and a spot on the London Evening Standard’s list of London’s most influential people.  He is a judge for Next Iron Chef America.
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Get to Know Foodie Simon Majumdar

Simon Majumdar's mission is to go everywhere and eat everything. At 40, he quit his job to become a full-time foodie, food blogger, and expeditionist--visiting 30 countries in a year in order to meet people who are as passionate about food as he ...

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Go Everywhere, Eat Everything

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Lack of generosity

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. A T-bone, char on the outside, rare on the inside and an unfeasibly large martini

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I always wanted to play the harpsichord but we could never fit one in our front room

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Love" and one far too rude to use here

Author Voices

January 20, 2009

As a child, I spent summer holidays with my family in Brittany, on the West coast of France. That sounds impossibly glamorous until you realize that each journey was topped and tailed with a horrific journey that seemingly lasted for days. My parents and three other siblings and I squeezed into the back of a car towing a caravan (or camper). To make it seem more like purgatory, my older brother, Robin, commandeered the front seat and put himself in charge of musical entertainment, forcing us to endure the complete works of various progressive rock bands along the way. Blodwyn Pig anyone? The one upside, however, was that his collection also contained... see more

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