On drinking with Ruskies
"They're professionals at this in Russia, so no matter how many Jell-O shots or Jäger shooters you might have downed at college mixers, no matter how good a drinker you might think you are, don't forget that the Russians -- any Russian -- can drink you under the table."
-- excerpted from A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines
On the dangers of tequila
"I believe -- to the best of my recollection, anyway -- that I soon made the classic error of moving from margaritas to actual shots of straight tequila. It does make it easier to meet new people."
-- from "Parts Unknown (New Mexico)"
On BBQ's best friend
"Even on the Serengeti, it ain't a barbecue if there ain't some kind of beer."
-- from "Parts Unknown (Tanzania)"
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