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Matt may refer to:

  • Matt (name), people with the given name Matt or Matthew, meaning "gift from god", or the surname Matt
  • In British English, of a surface: having a non-glossy finish, see gloss (material appearance)
  • Matt, Switzerland, a municipality
  • "Matt", the cartoon by Matthew Pritchett in the UK Telegraph newspapers

Grape, Olive, Pig: Deep Travels Through Spain's Food Culture

Matt Goulding

Winner of the 2017 IACP Award: Literary or Historical Food Writing

Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner: Culinary Travel

Amazon Best Book of November (2016): Cookbooks, Food and Wine

Financial Times Best Books of 2017: Food and Travel

"Goulding is pioneering a new type of writing about food. His last book, Rice, Noodle, Fish, took an immersive approach to Japan that combined travel, social observation and food lore. His new book on Spain offers little cooking advice but an inquisitive foodie intellectual's experience." (Financial Times)

Crafted in the same “refreshing” (AP), “inspirational” (Publishers Weekly) and “impeccably observed” (Eater.com) style that drove Rice, Noodle, Fish, Roads & Kingdoms again presents a book that will change the way readers eat and travel abroad. The second in their series of unexpected and delightful gastro-tourism books, Grape, Olive, Pig is a deeply personal exploration of a country where eating and living are inextricably linked. As Anthony Bourdain said: “Any reasonable, sentient person who looks to Spain, comes to Spain, eats in Spain, drinks in Spain, they’re gonna fall in love. Otherwise, there’s something deeply wrong with you.”

Matt Goulding introduces you to the sprawling culinary and geographical landscape of his adoptive home, and offers an intimate portrait of this multifaceted country, its remarkable people, and its complex history. Fall in love with Barcelona’s tiny tapas bars and modernist culinary temples. Explore the movable feast of small plates and late nights in Madrid. Join the three-thousand-year-old hunt for Bluefin tuna off the coast of Cadiz, then continue your seafood journey north to meet three sisters who risk their lives foraging the gooseneck barnacle, one of Spain’s most treasured ingredients. Delight in some of the world’s most innovative and avant-garde edible creations in San Sebastian, and then wash them down with cider from neighboring Asturias. Sample the world’s finest acorn-fed ham in Salamanca, share in the traditions of cave-dwelling shepherds in the mountains beyond Granada, and debate what constitutes truly authentic paella in Valencia.

Grape, Olive, Pig reveals hidden gems and enduring delicacies from across this extraordinary country, contextualizing each meal with the stories behind the food in a cultural narrative complemented by stunning color photography. Whether you’ve visited Spain or have only dreamed of bellying up to its tapas bars, Grape, Olive, Pig will wake your imagination, rouse your hunger, and capture your heart.

Dear Bob and Sue: Season 2

Matt Smith

More than a laugh out loud travel memoir, Dear Bob and Sue: Season 2 will bring to life the joy of discovery, the pure satisfaction of accomplishment, and the humor that comes with experiencing new places and activities. Season 2 is the follow-up to Dear Bob and Sue, a charming and sometimes irreverent chronicle of a middle-aged couple as they visit each of the country’s fifty-nine national parks, testing their mettle and stretching their endurance. In their second book of the series, follow Matt and Karen as they work their way around the western United States discovering some of our most beautiful public lands, hidden gems, and revisiting a few of their favorite national parks. This book is not a hiker’s guide, though you will feel as if you are right there with them on some of the most amazing trails the country has to offer. Through a series of emails written to their friends, Bob and Sue, the couple brings the reader along on their adventures, sharing their experiences as they hike the lesser known parks and national monuments. By the end of the book, you’ll be itching to drag out your hiking boots, dust off your tent, and discover the culinary joy of eating freeze-dried meals next to a campfire. If you are looking for a fun and easy read that takes you to new and exciting places, the Dear Bob and Sue series is for you.

Rice, Noodle, Fish: Deep Travels Through Japan's Food Culture

Matt Goulding

2016 Travel Book of the Year by the Society of American Travel Writers

Finalist for the 2016 IACP Awards: Literary Food Writing

Named one of the Financial Times' "Best Books of 2016"

An innovative new take on the travel guide, Rice, Noodle, Fish decodes Japan's extraordinary food culture through a mix of in-depth narrative and insider advice, along with 195 color photographs. In this 5000-mile journey through the noodle shops, tempura temples, and teahouses of Japan, Matt Goulding, co-creator of the enormously popular Eat This, Not That! book series, navigates the intersection between food, history, and culture, creating one of the most ambitious and complete books ever written about Japanese culinary culture from the Western perspective.

Written in the same evocative voice that drives the award-winning magazine Roads & Kingdoms, Rice, Noodle, Fish explores Japan's most intriguing culinary disciplines in seven key regions, from the kaiseki tradition of Kyoto and the sushi masters of Tokyo to the street food of Osaka and the ramen culture of Fukuoka. You won't find hotel recommendations or bus schedules; you will find a brilliant narrative that interweaves immersive food journalism with intimate portraits of the cities and the people who shape Japan's food culture.

This is not your typical guidebook. Rice, Noodle, Fish is a rare blend of inspiration and information, perfect for the intrepid and armchair traveler alike. Combining literary storytelling, indispensable insider information, and world-class design and photography, the end result is the first ever guidebook for the new age of culinary tourism.

Nomadic Matt's Guide to Iceland (2018 Edition)

Matt Kepnes

Nomadic Matt is the largest independent travel website in the world.This guide to Iceland (2018 edition) is your ticket to getting off the beaten path and having an authentic, non-touristy visit. Written by New York Times best-selling author Matthew Kepnes, this book features insider tips and cuts out on all the junk, getting right to the point so you can spend less time planning and more time exploring.What’s included in the guide?- Suggested itineraries for various lengths of time (with maps)- Suggested (and realistic) budgets- Ways to save money in Iceland (which is important in such an expensive country!!!)- Transportation maps- City and country maps- What to see and do (and what to skip)- Insider tips on the best local places eat, drink, and play- Budget accommodation- Gorgeous photos to spark your wanderlust!- Cultural insights on the country’s history, politics, and arts, including a list of suggested books and movies- Practical tips on getting around, business hours, visas, weather, emergency contacts, and much, much moreThis guide contains all the essential information you need to explore Iceland!If you’re the type of traveler who likes to get away from the crowds, save money, and meet locals, this comprehensive guide is for you!

Nomadic Matt's Guide to Amsterdam (2018 Edition)

Matthew Kepnes

Nomadic Matt is the largest independent travel website in the world.This 2018 edition of our guide to Amsterdam is your ticket to getting off the beaten path and having an authentic, non-touristy visit. Written by New York Times best-selling author and former resident of the city Matthew Kepnes, this book features insider tips and cuts out on all the junk, getting right to the point so you can spend less time planning and more time exploring.What’s included in the guide?- Suggested itineraries for various lengths of time (with maps).- Suggested (and realistic) budgets.- Ways to save money in Amsterdam (which is important in such an expensive city!!!).- Transportation maps.- City maps.- What to see and do (and what to skip).- Insider tips on the best local places eat, drink, and play.- Budget accommodation.- Gorgeous photos to spark your wanderlust!- Cultural insights on the city’s history, politics, and arts, including a list of suggested books and movies.- Practical tips on getting around, business hours, visas, weather, emergency contacts, and much, much more.If you’re the type of traveler who likes to get away from the crowds, save money, and meet locals, this comprehensive guide is for you!

Dories, Ho!

Matt Smith

Travel with Matt and Karen as they float down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. In September 2016, they experienced the trip of a lifetime with 14 friends and a crew of 10 while traveling in wooden dories through the canyon. Dories, Ho! is a story of their adventure and discovery.Similar to their first travel memoir Dear Bob and Sue, this book is as much about their relationship as it is their fantastic trip. Matt and Karen’s quirky writing style is both humorous and irreverent. It’s fun, laugh out loud, and an easy read.While not intended to be a traditional guidebook, anyone contemplating a river trip through the Grand Canyon will benefit from this firsthand account. The reader will feel as if they’ve traveled with the authors on their journey to and through Grand Canyon National Park. If you are looking for a story that will make you laugh and inspire you to get out and see our incredible national parks, Dories, Ho! is for you.

Pasta, Pane, Vino: Deep Travels Through Italy's Food Culture (Roads & Kingdoms Presents)

Matt Goulding

“Italy is a beautiful but complicated place, not so much a country as a collection of cultures and cuisines. Matt Goulding expertly navigates it’s wonders and eccentricities with wisdom and great passion.” -Anthony Bourdain 

 

"Goulding is pioneering a new type of writing about food." -Financial Times 

 

This is not a cookbook. This is something more: a travelogue, a patient investigation of Italy’s cuisine, a loving profile of the everyday heroes who bring Italy to the table. Pasta, Pane, Vino is the latest edition of the genre-bending Roads & Kingdoms style pioneered under Anthony Bourdain’s imprint in Rice, Noodle, Fish ( 2016 Travel Book of the Year, Society of American Travel Writers ) and Grape, Olive, Pig ( 2017 IACP Award, Literary Food Writing). 

 

Town by town, bite by bite, author Matt Goulding brings Italy to life through intimate portraits of its food culture and the people pushing it in new directions: Three globe-trotting brothers who became the mozzarella kings of Puglia; the pizza police of Naples and the innovative pies that stay one step ahead of the rules; the Barolo Boys who turned the hilly Piedmont into one of the world’s great wine regions.

 

Goulding’s writing has never been better, in complete harmony with the book's innovative design and the more than 200 lush color photographs that introduce the chefs, shepherds, fisherman, farmers, grandmas, and guardians who power this country’s extraordinary culinary traditions. From the pasta temples of Rome to the multicultural markets of Sicily to the family-run, fish-driven trattorias of Lake Como, Pasta, Pane, Vino captures the breathtaking diversity of Italian regional food culture.  

 

Nomadic Matt's Guide to Paris (2018 Edition)

Matthew Kepnes

Nomadic Matt is the largest independent travel website in the world.This guide to Paris (2018 edition) is your ticket to getting off the beaten path and having an authentic, non-touristy visit. Written by New York Times best-selling author and former resident of the city Matthew Kepnes, this book features insider tips and cuts out on all the junk, getting right to the point so you can spend less time planning and more time exploring.What’s included in the guide?- Suggested itineraries for various lengths of time (with maps).- Suggested (and realistic) budgets.- Ways to save money (which is important in such an expensive city!!!).- Transportation maps.- City maps.- What to see and do (and what to skip).- Insider tips on the best local places eat, drink, and play.- Budget accommodation.- Gorgeous photos to spark your wanderlust!- Cultural insights on the city’s history, politics, and arts, including a list of suggested books and movies.- Practical tips on getting around, business hours, visas, weather, emergency contacts, and much, much more.This guide contains all the essential information you need to explore Paris!If you’re the type of traveler who likes to get away from the crowds, save money, and meet locals, this comprehensive guide is for you!

How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Third Edition: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter

Matt Kepnes

****THIS THIRD EDITION HAS BEEN UPDATED FOR 2017. ****New York Times Bestseller For over a decade, Matt Kepnes (aka Nomadic Matt) has used his massively populartravel blog to teach readers how to travel the world on a budget.   Traditional media shows you expensive hotels, resorts, cruises, and packagesbecause that's what makes them money. They make you believe you have to spend lotsof money to have a great experience traveling. This book will show you why that is a lie and how you can visit any destination in the world.  If you've ever dreamed of traveling the world, flying off to Europe, a honeymoon the Seychelles, or just taking your family toDisney or a trip to London, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day will give you the practical, step-by-step instructions to get your there - from start to finish on $50 a day (or less). Matt reveals the tips, tricks, and secrets to comfortable budget travel that you won't find anywhere else with over 100 new pages of updated content in this third edition. He interviews dozens of other travelers about their success on the road and how you can apply that to your own trip.  There's never been a more perfect - or cheaper - time to travel and Matt will show you how to make the most of your time and money so you stop saying one day and start taking action today!Whether it's a two-week, two-month, or two-year trip, Matt shows you how to stretch your money further so you can travel cheaper, smarter, and longer.  

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