A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal (Google eBook)

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Sep 17, 2010 - Cooking - 308 pages
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Dodging minefields in Cambodia, diving into the icy waters outside a Russian bath, Chef Bourdain travels the world over in search of the ultimate meal. The only thing Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling, and A Cook's Tour is the shotgun marriage of his two greatest passions. Inspired by the question, 'What would be the perfect meal?', Anthony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail. Our adventurous chef starts out in Japan, where he eats traditional Fugu, a poisonous blowfish which can be prepared only by specially licensed chefs. He then travels to Cambodia, up the mine-studded road to Pailin into autonomous Khmer Rouge territory and to Phnom Penh's Gun Club, where local fare is served up alongside a menu of available firearms. In Saigon, he's treated to a sustaining meal of live Cobra heart before moving on to savor a snack with the Viet Cong in the Mecong Delta. Further west, Kitchen Confidential fans will recognize the Gironde of Tony's youth, the first stop on his European itinerary. And from France, it's on to Portugal, where an entire village has been fattening a pig for months in anticipation of his arrival. And we're only halfway around the globe. . . A Cook's Tour recounts, in Bourdain's inimitable style, the adventures and misadventures of America's favorite chef.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Where Food Comes From
15
Back to the Beach
29
The Burn
52
Where the Boys AreWhere the Girls Are
65
How to Drink Vodka
79
Something Very Special
99
Highway of Death
128
Road to Pailin
160
Fire Over England
186
Where Cooks Come From
200
Can Charlie Surf?
218
West Coast
230
Haggis Rules
252
Very Very Strong
261
Perfect
272

Tokyo Redux
136

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About the author (2010)

Anthony Bourdain is the author of Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, which spent 14 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list, and the Urban Historical Typhoid Mary. His mystery novels include Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo. He is the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in New York City.

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