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

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A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines Read 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


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...

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...

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...

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...

Obsidian rated it ★★★★☆

December 12, 2017

My Goodreads account is not keeping up with my books currently reading. I started this on Saturday (December 9th) and finished it yesterday. Anthony Bourdain is always a good read to me. I really loved his first memoir, Kitchen Confidential. I think due to what is going on in the U.S. right now,...

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...

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...

MacK rated it ★★★★★

September 21, 2009

Goals for my life: 1) Write better 2) Cook better 3) Travel more Redefined goal for life: BE LIKE ANTHONY BOURDAIN. I've listened through this book twice now, and I've loved it both times. In every case there's a new discovery to be had, a new element to enjoy, a new allusion to catch. Bourdain's voice...

Ed rated it ★★★★★

December 24, 2015

I am an enthusiastic fan of Bourdain's CNN series, "Parts Unknown". I also liked his Food Channel series, "No Reservations" even though the production values weren't as good as they are on CNN. This book is a narrative of his search for the perfect meal with the Food Channel folks tagging along. I...

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