What They’re Saying About FORKS

“I love this book; it’s a work of art. Part adventure story, part photo essay, part recipe book, and all gorgeous, Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection lives in a category by itself.”

Steve Farber — Bestselling Author & Leadership Speaker

“Read his Syria story and you’ll cry … cook the Brazillian moqueca and you’ll be fighting off the dinner guests … flip through the beautiful photos and you’ll be planning your next adventure.”

Johanna Read — TravelEater

“His solo journey is chronicled in his incredible book introducing readers to not just the imagery of the experience, but the flavors as well. Part travel journal and part cookbook, Allan offers a rich and textured presentation of his travels as they unfolded.”

Christophe Noel — Expedition Portal

“This is not your ordinary travel memoir, as you will learn in this interview. Allan has shared some of the photographs from the book with us here, and the book also provides you with recipes from many of the countries he visited. Gotta love it–travel, adventure, photography and FOOD.”

Vera Marie Badertscher — A Traveler’s Library

“Allan Karl is a naturally vibrant explorer of roads, continents, people, and cuisine. His full-color book reflects this vibrance with photos of the people he meets and the food he is offered. You’re going to want it!”

Carla King — Misadventures Media

“A worthwhile book. There are many books out there that deal with motorcycle riding, adventure riding, discovering new countries and there are many cook books out there. But to my knowledge there are no books that deal with all these aspects, all in one book. Until now.”

Mike Werner — Motorbiker.org

“There Are No strangers When You Are Riding Around The World. Only Friends You Haven’t Met.”

Cyril Huze — Cyril Huze Post

“All of us at Overland International love a good travel epic and Allan Karl may have provided us with one of our favorite stories of the year. Crushed by the challenges of the daily grind, Allan loaded up his motorcycle and embarked on a three year, 62,000 mile expedition around the globe. His adventure is chronicled in his first book, Forks, taking readers on his journey with a stunning collecting of photographs, travel anecdotes, and recipes from the road.”

Christophe Noel — Overland International

“For the past three years, Allan Karl has been dashing around the world on his BMW F650 Dakar, gathering photos, learning languages, and—most importantly—taking notes on the culinary delights that he’s found. The end result of his crowd-funded journey is his new book FORKS, which details the ride and the best 35 recipes he found in the dozens of countries he visited.”

Nick Goddard — Metzeler Ride Experience

“Allan Karl “imagined a world of friendly people as eager as I am to learn, share and connect.” When he returned home, he struggled to find the best way to share the journey with others. “It finally hit me over a dinner with friends: I thought about the connections I made with new friends and the meals and stories we had shared — together.”

Carla King — PBS MediaShift

“Forks: 3 Years, 5 Continents. The book, in his words, has been “… a project of passion–and a labor of love–a lot more work than I ever imagined.”

Basem Wasef — About.com Motorcycles

Around-the-world motorcycle adventure comes alive in FORKS. A new full-color book by Allan Karl.”

Chris Kranzler — Bikernet

“Allan Karl triggered plenty of nervous exhaustion in his friends and family when he decided to take a trip around the world on his BMW GS, alone. Most were sure that if he wasn’t killed or kidnapped he’d at least get sick or hurt at some point down the line, and what would he do then? Karl was unfazed by such worry, and he upped the stakes even higher when he quit his job at the company he founded and sold off most of what he owned to make the trip a reality. There was no turning back.”

Byron Wilson — Motorcycle USA

“A unique story about a unique motorcycle rider named Allan Karl, how his leap of faith led to him amazing cultural discoveries and experiences from around the world, and a new project that has evolved from this in the form of a book.”

Eric Lange – Ride Adventures

“Two wheels, three years and countless forks in the road. The book’s content and first-hand experiences also provides a multimedia platform to continue with a body of work that brings his trip to life, and enables him to share meaningful stories and insights through keynote speaking. Allan is also creating a community of motorcyclists, adventurers and culinary travelers to share discoveries.Ú

Erick Mott — Creator Base

“Three Years. Five Continents. One Motorcycle. That’s the mission that one man, Allan Karl, set out on a few years back. He set out on an around-the-world adventure, returning with stunning photos, tasty recipes and inspiring stories that he wrapped up in a beautiful coffee table book.”

Patrick Flynn — The Bullitt