The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Dec 10, 2008 - Cooking - 304 pages
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In the multiweek New York Times bestseller The Nasty Bits, bestselling chef and No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain serves up a well-seasoned hellbroth of candid, often outrageous stories from his worldwide misadventures. Whether surviving a lethal hot pot in Chengdu, splurging on New York's priciest sushi, or singing the praises of Ecuadorian line cooks and Hell's Kitchen dives, Bourdain is as provocative, engaging, and opinionated as ever. The Nasty Bits is an irresistible tasting menu of food writing at its outrageous best-served up Bourdain style.
 

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The Nasty Bits : Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones

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Bourdain does not suffer fools, airplane food, or pretension wisely. His latest non-cookbook-an essay collection divided into the flavors of salty, sweet, bitter, sour, and umami-makes for highly ... Read full review

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Contents

System D
3
The Evildoers
12
A Commencement Address Nobody Asked For
18
Food and Loathing in Las Vegas
22
Are You a Crip or a Blood?
37
Viva Mexico Viva Ecuador
42
Counter Culture
47
A Life of Crime
55
Madness in Crescent City
140
A View from the Fridge
143
Notes from the Road
149
The Dive
154
BITTER
161
A Drinking Problem
163
Culinary Muse
166
Is Anybody Home?
171

Advanced Courses
64
SWEET
67
Name Dropping Down Under
69
My Manhattan
75
Hardcore
81
When the Cookings Over Turn Out the Lights Turn Out the Lights
86
The Cooks Companions
95
China Syndrome
102
No Shoes
106
The Love Boat
109
SOUR
123
Is Celebrity Killing the Great Chefs?
125
What You Didnt Want to Know About Making Food Television
131
Warning Signs
136
Bottoming Out
176
Food Terrorists
179
Sleaze Gone By
183
UMAMI
189
Pure and Uncut Luxury
191
The Hungary American
195
Decoding Ferran Adria
203
Brazilian BeachBlanket Bingo
211
The Old Good Stuff
224
Die Die Must Try
231
TASTE OF FICTION
239
A Chefs Christmas
241
Commentary
271
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Anthony Bourdain is the author of seven books, including the bestselling Kitchen Confidential and A Cook's Tour. A thirty-year veteran of professional kitchens, he is the host of the television series No Reservations and the executive chef at Les Halles in Manhattan. He lives in New York City.

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