A Cook's Tour : in Search of the Perfect Meal

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Raincoast Books, 2001 - Cookery Social aspects - 274 pages
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User Review  - JBreedlove - LibraryThing

A pleasant surprise. He writes like he speaks on his shows. Insightful if over the top on a few subjects (vegetarians, Vietnam War, cook from San Francisco) he had a great grasp of where he was and very very humorous. Look forward to reading more of his books. Read full review

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User Review  - sscarllet - LibraryThing

I'm a huge fan of Anthony Bourdain and A Cook's Tour did not disappoint. It was really amazing to me how his tv 'voice' is so close to his more personal voice. I will definitely be reading more of his ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Anthony Bourdain is the executive chef at brasserie Les Halles in New York. After two years at Vassar College, he attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. He has since spent more than two decades working in professional kitchens. His memoir "Kitchen Confidential" (2001) was expanded from an article he'd written for "The New Yorker" magazine about life behind the scenes in restaurant kitchens. The book described life in those kitchens in even more lurid detail, and it became a surprise international bestseller. In late 2000, Bourdain set out to travel his way across the globe, looking for, as he puts it, "kicks, thrills, epiphanies" and the "perfect meal." The book, and its companion Food Network series "A Cook's Tour," chronicle his adventures and misadventures on that voyage. Bourdain is also the author of two satirical thrillers, "Bone In The Throat" and "Gone Bamboo", as well as the "Urban Historical, Typhoid Mary" and Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook.

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