I have to start by saying that I LOVE Anthony Bourdain!!!! I watch old reruns of his show. I've picked up some invaluable skills (like how NOT to cut fingers when using knives!). I've read almost everything that he's written and this did not disappoint. When I read his books, I can almost hear his voice which is strangely comforting. I started with Kitchen Confidential and haven't stopped. He LOVES food and it comes through in his writing. He is articulate, funny, and a fellow New Yorker. He has traveled to some very remote parts of the world and eaten some very strange things. He is always up to try something new. A true adventurer. He is sorely missed.