Try This: Traveling the Globe Without Leaving the Table (Hardcover)

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Try This is a fresh and saucy beginner’s guide to eating out in the new American food scene. The creator of the popular “Restaurant Girl” blog, Danyelle Freeman is our guide on a delectable Cook’s Tour through a multicultural landscape of delights. Hip, wise, and adventurous, this renowned restaurant world insider encourages us to revel in untried culinary experiences, from Bocadillos to Spotted Dick. After all, as Danyelle herself says, “Life is one long feast. Devour it.”

About the Author

Danyelle Freeman is the founder and editor of, a hip and accessible guide to the hottest restaurants, menus, and chefs around the country. She served as the chief restaurant critic for the New York Daily News for over two years and has been featured in various print and online publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, and Real Simple. A graduate of Harvard College, she lives in New York City.

Praise For…

“Danyelle Freeman (a.k.a. Restaurant Girl) has done it-TRY THIS is a gastronomical glossary full of attitude and humor. Now anyone can enter any ethnic restaurant with confidence and have a mind-blowing experience.”
— Bobby Flay

“A hip and handy guide to delicious adventures in food that will help you dare to dare.”
— Gael Greene

“Danyelle Freeman’s passion for dining, in all its global varieties, shines through on every page of this engaging and comprehensive book.”
— Drew Nieporent, Restaurateur/Owner Nobu, Tribeca Grill, Corton, Centrico

“An entertainingly opinionated guide that will whet the appetites of readers who may not have access to the diverse range of establishments in the Big Apple.”
Library Journal

“With a keen sense of direction, food writer and blogger Freeman ( guides readers on a comprehensive, contemporary, global culinary excursion... An innovative guide that tickles the taste buds and proves that you don’t have to travel abroad to experience international gastronomy.”
Kirkus Reviews

“In this wildly ambitious, accessible roundup, journalist Freeman does an admirable job of covering the most popular world cuisines… Freeman makes a terrifically enlightening companion for someone embarking on a new culinary experience.”
Publishers Weekly

“The next time I go out, I’ll definitely take a fun thumb-through TRY THIS first.
— Rachael Ray

“TRY THIS is a modern tool kit for today’s foodie... an amazing, one-of-a-kind reference book that offers expert lessons for everyday diners on cuisines from all over the world.”
— Scott Conant, chef-owner of Scarpetta Restaurants and author of Bold Italian

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061881787
Publisher: Ecco
Publication Date: June 7th, 2011
Pages: 304
Language: English