Although I'd heard the name "Anthony Bourdain" I'd never read any of his books or watched his shows. We read this in book club, and now I'm definitely a fan. After reading the book, which is very well written, we watched his show "Parts Unknown" and we really like the documentary style of the show. The food is almost a footnote sometimes. I find each place Anthony writes about to be well studied and presented with just the right amount of flair for the dramatic.