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A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal Kindle Edition
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Dodging minefields in Cambodia, diving into the icy waters outside a Russian bath, Chef Bourdain travels the world over in search of the ultimate meal. The only thing Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling, and A Cook's Tour is the shotgun marriage of his two greatest passions. Inspired by the question, 'What would be the perfect meal?', Anthony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail.
Our adventurous chef starts out in Japan, where he eats traditional Fugu, a poisonous blowfish which can be prepared only by specially licensed chefs. He then travels to Cambodia, up the mine-studded road to Pailin into autonomous Khmer Rouge territory and to Phnom Penh's Gun Club, where local fare is served up alongside a menu of available firearms. In Saigon, he's treated to a sustaining meal of live Cobra heart before moving on to savor a snack with the Viet Cong in the Mecong Delta. Further west, Kitchen Confidential fans will recognize the Gironde of Tony's youth, the first stop on his European itinerary. And from France, it's on to Portugal, where an entire village has been fattening a pig for months in anticipation of his arrival. And we're only halfway around the globe. . . A Cook's Tour recounts, in Bourdain's inimitable style, the adventures and misadventures of America's favorite chef.
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“[Bourdain] is a one-man army traveling the world on his stomach--and his droll wit.” -- People
“None of your limp-wristed, pinch-mouthed, hoity-toity delicacies for this guy.” -- Elle
“Bourdain’s mission is to show the cool, un-Martha side of the culinary world.” -- Time magazine
“Mighty engaging.... [Bourdain’s] snappy, full-bore writing style--whether being sarcastic, passionate, or descriptive--is good entertainment.” -- Kirkus Reviews
“Adventurous and opinionated, [Bourdain] is very good company.” -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Brilliant. A chain-smoking, hard-drinking, cut-to-the-chase guy’s guy, ready to try anything new and different.” -- Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Some fine food adventure reading…. Bourdain offers excellent insight into real food.” -- San Francisco Chronicle
“If you’re looking for a camel ride and an amiable companion, you could do a lot worse.” -- Washington Post
“Vintage Bourdain.” -- Dallas Morning News --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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- ASIN : B0045I6TPS
- Publisher : Bloomsbury USA; 1st edition (September 17, 2010)
- Publication date : September 17, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 950 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 292 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #45,041 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In this book he travels to many places in the world and experiences their food and drink first hand. Most of the destinations are in Asia; Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan etc, but he also visits other odd destinations such as Portugal, Russia and Scotland. It's not all fun and games and drinking. There are some moving, souls searching moments when he first has to confront slaughtering and butchering an animal first hand.
Well worth reading. My complaint is that there does not seem to be an audio book that Tony narrated himself. A real shame as he also had a great voice.