A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines
The only thing "gonzo gastronome" and internationally bestselling author Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling. Inspired by the question, "What would be the perfect meal?," Tony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail, and in the process turns the notion of "perfection"... show more
The only thing "gonzo gastronome" and internationally bestselling author Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling. Inspired by the question, "What would be the perfect meal?," Tony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail, and in the process turns the notion of "perfection" inside out. From California to Cambodia, A Cooks' Tour chronicles the unpredictable adventures of America's boldest and bravest chef.
Publish date: November 5th 2002
Pages no: 277
Edition language: English
, Food And Drink
, Food Writing
Before No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain did a short-lived series with much the same premise for the Food Network. There was an actual plot, of sorts: the search for the perfect meal. From reading the book, it seems like he gave up on that as impossible idea early on and just enjoyed himself. From t...
My husband is an avowed Food Network addict. From his game of playing Spot the Pot (finding his favorite Le Creuset dutch oven used by his favorite chefs) to his laughter at mocking Rachael Ray's lousy tipping, Food Network shows occupy approximately half our evening television watching. Every so of...
A solid 4 stars. I took my time reading. Savouring each chapters slowly. I still like his style, take no prisoners, it's an adventure, let's go and have fun type of writing. Bourdain loves food. I mean, really, really loves foods and it shows. I especially liked the trip down memory lane in France a...
After loving "Kitchen Confidential" I fully expected to find this one captivating as well. Unfortunately not only wasn't that the case, but after having read 100 pages, I realized I was still bored by it and waiting for the book to take off. Life is too short for books like that, so I'm going to exe...
I think I'm supposed to find Bourdain a hot, hip, un-PC bad boy of culinary and gustatory adventures. I think he's actually most appealing when he isn't trying so hard to be insulting, and to my ear his tales of vomiting, smoking, and eating animal testicles ring a bit false. This may be more the ed...