Reflecting the ambiance of Mike's Breakfast restaurant in Kathmandu, Nepal, where locals
and expats, diplomats and mountain climbers rub shoulders over pancackes and quiche in a
secluded garden, this book is an eclectic collection of recipes and stories from
mid-western America to mid-western Nepal with plenty of fun in between. Mike tells
us how to deal with a water buffalo's tongue or a goat's lung to delicious affect.
He also shares his experience of cooking where the process starts well before "scratch".
As a bonus, we learn how to use cowdung, egg plants, and left over millet in new and
unusual ways. Social comments --- on eating habits, the metric system, agriculture,
child labour --- do not reflect mainstream thought in mid-America nor mid-Nepal, Yet!