Culture. Cuisine. Connection. Karl turns to crowdfunding to help realize his vision for this book, which lets readers experience the world through fascinating stories, stunning photography, and tasty food from 35 different countries.
Rather than compromise his vision by using traditional publishers, who wanted to simplify his book, author Allan Karl decided to turn to crowdfunding for the printing of the first-edition. Beginning today, Allan Karl’s book, FORKS. A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection, is available for pre-order on Kickstarter.
The book brings to life a three-year global adventure in a unique oversized, full-color, hardcover book. FORKS. A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection— three more years in the making—incorporates more than 500 original color photographs and 40 recipes from all over the world to complement and enhance Karl’s stories of discovery and human connection.
“The best way to experience the world,” says Karl, “is to see it through photographs, to feel it through stories of connection and culture, and to taste it in the real local food.”
Along with the book, collector-edition postcards, photographic prints, personalized coaching sessions, and keynote speeches are some of the rewards that supporters can expect from pledging on Kickstarter. An intimate dinner party is another of Karl’s rewards. “I would love to travel to your home, help prepare meals from the book, and share more stories of adventure,” adds Karl. Rewards start at $10, and books can be pre-ordered for as little as $45.
For three years Karl rode his BMW GS motorcycle more than 60,000 miles over five continents, through 35 countries. As with any adventure there were highs and lows. While in Bolivia he crashed and broke his leg, in the Colombian jungle he was escorted to a remote waterfall at gunpoint, and the governments of Syria and Sudan had to be pleaded with for passage through their countries.