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Hungry Ghosts

Daniel Stables, Charlie Duckworth

A professional travel writer and a professional boozehound embark on a journey through the worlds of food, culture, alcohol and travel, examining the strange things we do in our search for meaning through food and drink. Buddhist and Hindu mythology resound with stories of hungry ghosts, their mouths like the eye of a needle and their bloated bellies speared with knives, who stalk the earth seeking in vain to sate their swollen appetites. In the wheel of death and rebirth, the hungry ghosts occupy a lower realm than humans, but we think that flatters us. We are all hungry ghosts. These are the lengths that we go to.