Taras Grescoe writes essays, articles, and books. He is the author of Sacré Blues, The End of Elsewhere, The Devil’s Picnic, Bottomfeeder, and Straphanger. rnTaras is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, the Independent, and National Geographic Traveler. He has written features for Saveur, Gourmet, Salon, Wired, the Walrus, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, Men’s Health, the Chicago Tribune Magazine, the International Herald Tribune, the Times of London, and Condé Nast Traveller. He has prowled nocturnally in the footsteps of Dalí and Buñuel in Toledo, Spain for National Geographic Traveler, eaten bugs at the Insectarium for The Independent, and substituted for William Safire in the New York Times Magazine. His travel essays have been published in several anthologies.