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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weak followup to Kitchen Confidential

User Review  - benjip - Overstock.com

I think I set myself up failure by expecting this book to be as good as Kitchen Confidential. In retrospect it probably couldnt be. Kitchen Confidential was so edgy and such an intimate look into the ... Read full review

I've been waiting!

User Review  - RoseM - Borders

I was such a fan of Kitchen Confidential and I eagerly anticipated this follow-up from Bourdain. Of course the Bourdain rants, which I always found insightful and hilarious, are alive and well, along ... 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 is the author of the novels Bone in the Throat, The Bobby Gold Stories, and Gone Bamboo, in addition to the mega-bestseller Kitchen Confidential and A Cook’s Tour. His work has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, and he is a contributing authority for Food Arts magazine. He is the host of the popular television show “Parts Unknown.”

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