Check out Panorama Journal's in-depth review of Breakfast for Alligators
On newsstands this week: the Oct 10 edition of Publishers Weekly has praised the
"playful and pop-culture peppered prose" of Breakfast for Alligators as
"succulent travel writing."
The San Francisco Chronicle has just described Breakfast for Alligators as "A bunch of great stories"!
Over at The Expeditioner, I explain how dogsledding, ice cider, and a parade during a
snowstorm helped me embrace
Winter in Quebec.
The latest reviews: Breakfast for Alligators is "Gritty, funny, street-savvy, boisterous, and
informative" (Perceptive Travel) and "an eye-opener for both the
untraveled and the well-traveled alike" (San Francisco Book Review).
The Kindle version of
Breakfast for Alligators
reached #1 in two of Amazon's travel categories. Thank you, readers!
Momofuku's impossible medium rare vegetarian burger that bleeds: reviewed.
Perceptive Travel has just published my account of separating truth from tall tale in the
An excerpt of Breakfast for Alligators now appears over at the newly redesigned
I will be signing copies of Breakfast for
Alligators at the Queens Book
Festival in Astoria on August 7.
Alligators has just been released!
I just found out that my story about Panamanian hats will appear in The Best Travel Writing
Volume 11 (Travelers'
Tales/Solas House), to be released in the fall. I feel blessed--I have been a fan
of the series since its inception.
The Kindle version of Breakfast for Alligators is now
available for preorder!
Craving a second helping of capybara? I've got you covered--with a drink pairing at
Roads & Kingdoms.
Is rodent meat ready for air-conditioned, linen napkin dining on a footsie-filled date night? I
Cartagena, Colombia to
My next book of travel narratives, Breakfast for Alligators, will be released in July by
Tilted Hat Press!
More details to come...
I'm stoked that two of my pieces, "Speaking in Hats" and "Off the Deep End in Captain Karl's
Homemade Submarine," medaled in both the NATJA awards and the Solas Awards!
In my debut piece for Vice
Munchies, I stumble upon the connection between Colombian street food and Dr.
“Succulent travel writing.”
“Magical, humorous travel stories....Breakfast for Alligators is a joy to read.”
#1 Amazon bestseller! (August
A sharp-shooting SWAT team, a Venezuelan producer of alcoholic love potions, and an audacious
subway rat are among the cast of characters award-winning author Darrin DuFord encounters in
Breakfast for Alligators: Quests, Showdowns, and Revelations in the Americas.
“Darrin DuFord’s latest magnum opus vividly takes us from the steamy New Orleans suburbs to
the jungles of Guyana to the coffee-covered hills of Nicaragua and beyond. This is more than
breakfast: it’s a readable, enjoyable feast, best consumed any time of day or night.”
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"DuFord introduces us to the people of Panama, and he does it hilariously and most
Eric Jackson, The Panama News
Bring your appetite. Bring gifts for the king of the Naso tribe.
DuFord as he hikes, bribes, and barters his way across Panama, a perennially overlooked filament
of the tropics where DuFord encounters a startling richness of cultures between the nation's two
coastlines. Sitting down with everyone from scientists to town barflies, DuFord samples such
local delicacies as fermented corn homebrew and slow-barbecued jungle rodent while, at every
turn, taking the more vernacular--and much more enriching--options of transportation.
Whether jostling in the back of a pickup truck serving as the local bus or uncovering how the
country is tackling its ecological quandaries, DuFord opens a window into the little-known day
to day struggles and pleasures of the Panamanian people. Is There a Hole in the Boat?
reveals a Panama that is not simply a place to watch bloated cruise ships edge along the walls
of the Canal. It's a land where the machete can slash through just about anything--except the
Coming in the fall of 2016