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Edward Posnett

Edward Posnett

is a writer based in Philadelphia and the author of “Harvest” (The Bodley Head)

My quest to understand the appeal of bird’s nest soup

A serving of bird’s nest soup can sell for £80, but many people fail to understand the allure of eating a nest made from swiftlets’ saliva. Edward Posnett traces the origin of the dish, meeting the climbers and moguls who harvest and trade it