A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines by Anthony Bourdain

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Read A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines Online Free - The only thing "gonzo gastronome" and internationally bestselling author Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling. Inspired by the question, "What would be the perfect meal?," Tony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail, and in the process turns the notion of "perfection" inside out. From California to Cambodia, A Cooks' Tour chronicles the unpredictable adventures of America's boldest and bravest chef.



Title : A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines
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ISBN : 0060012781
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 277 pages


Reviews


Leela rated it ★★★★★

June 12, 2007

After fourteen years of contented vegetarianism, it takes a lot to make me want to try roasted lamb testicles. I could almost stop writing here: the book is that good. Bourdain's attitude is part of his charm. I'm not sure I'd want to work in his kitchen, but he writes a damn good story. From one...


Travis rated it ★★★★☆

February 10, 2012

Now, I love Anthony Bourdain. He's basically full of shit and insane, but honest enough to be aware of it. He's smug, cynical, occasionally snobby and has all the tact of hammer to the forehead. At the same time he's very aware that he's stumbled into a job most people would kill for, he's getting...


Kim rated it ★★★★☆

May 21, 2012

Anthony Bourdain's second book has him traveling the globe looking for the "perfect" meal. Visiting locales like France, Portugal, Morocco, Japan, Cambodia and Vietnam, as well as a little bit of his home country, Bourdain's goal is to try true, authentic, fresh food and not be afraid to join in...


Patricia rated it ★★★★☆

July 05, 2014

Bourdain - a privileged, hypocritical, crude bastard - manages to write prose that is intriguing, funny, and surprisingly poetic. I began the book as a critic of Bourdain, having just read KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL, which I found to be shallow and boring at best, and also having watched his show NO RE...


Richard rated it ★★★☆☆

July 11, 2008

I can't figure what holds me back about his book. I love Anthony Bourdain's attitude about food and his philosophy about what makes a great meal. I love his desire for absolutely fresh food, right off the bleeding stick or never touching a refrigerator, and I admire the distinctions he makes abou...


Karen rated it ★★★★★

May 19, 2017

Book Club Read.... Loved this travel memoir so much.... Anthony Bourdain's writing captures a precarious balance of cynicism and true wonder that's very hard to achieve. His genuine passion for good food and good people leaps off the page, as he revels in the simplicities of tradition and family...


RandomAnthony rated it ★★★☆☆

April 18, 2009

Kim says I have a man crush on Anthony Bourdain. So what’s a man crush? My favorite urban dictionary definition of the term reads: Respect, admiration and idolization of another man. Non-sexual. Celebrities, athletes and rock stars are often the object of the man crush. Let’s see. Do I have a man cr...


Hannah rated it ★★★★☆

July 28, 2009

He's Still Got It - and Now He's On the Road If you loved Kitchen Confidential Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, then imagine all that again, with some incredible travel writing (ie even more exotic delicacies, and the occasional threat of death) chucked in for good measure. Also wonderful...


Terri rated it ★★★☆☆

June 28, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this book to begin with, where Bourdain opens on the philosophy that the very best meals in one's life are largely dependent on context more so than the food itself. On his quest to find 'the perfect meal', I loved his food adventure stories as explored through this lens. I t...


Rob rated it ★★★★☆

March 08, 2010

Although he occasionally comes across as a Jeremy Clarkson of food, all bombastic arrogance and impatient with anything that infringes his right to do what he likes, I am rather fond of eating, so Anthony Bourdain's pesrpctive is one I largely share, even if his playful likening of vegetarians to...





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