Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

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Harper Collins, Jun 8, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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Medium Raw marks the return of the inimitable Anthony Bourdain, author of the blockbuster bestseller Kitchen Confidential and three-time Emmy Award-nominated host of No Reservations on TV’s Travel Channel. Bourdain calls his book, “A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook,” and he is at his entertaining best as he takes aim at some of the biggest names in the foodie world, including David Chang, Alice Waters, the Top Chef winners and losers, and many more. If Hunter S. Thompson had written a book about the restaurant business, it could have been Medium Raw.

 

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User Review  - KatherineGregg - LibraryThing

No longer cooking, Bourdain discusses with much humor the world of celebrity chefdom. The best part about the book is listening to the author read it. Read full review

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User Review  - saltmanz - LibraryThing

Basically a collection of more-or-less-unrelated essays. The bits where Bourdain talks about actual restaurants and industry folks was a little too Inside Baseball for me, but the chapters about his ... Read full review

Contents

Selling Out
1
The Happy Ending
19
The Rich Eat Differently Than You and Me
25
Drink Alone
43
So You Wanna Be a Chef
49
Virtue
59
The Fear
65
Lust
77
Go Ask Alice
127
Heroes and Villains
143
Alan Richman Is a Douchebag
163
I Lost on Top Chef
179
Its Not You Its Me
191
The Fury
209
My Aim Is True
233
The FishonMonday Thing
253

Meat
95
Lower Education
111
Im Dancing
117
Still Here
269
Acknowledgments
283
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About the author (2010)

Anthony Bourdain was the author of the novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, the memoir A Cook’s Tour, and the New York Times bestsellers Kitchen Confidential, Medium Raw, and Appetites. His work appeared in the New York Times and The New Yorker. He was the host of the popular television shows No Reservations and Parts Unknown. Bourdain died in June 2018.

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