A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/13/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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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.

“None of your limp-wristed, pinch-mouthed, hoity-toity delicacies for this guy.”- Elle

“Brilliant. A chain-smoking, hard-drinking, cut to the chase guy’s guy, ready to try anything new and different.” -Minneapolis Star Tribune

Bourdain is a one-man army traveling the world on his stomach and his droll wit.” -People Food Writer of the Year Bon Appétit

Bourdain’s mission is to show the cool, un-Martha side of the culinary world.” -Time magazine

“Some fine food adventure reading Bourdain offers excellent insight into real food.” -San Francisco Chronicle

“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

“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

Table of Contents

Dear Nancy ix
Introduction 1(14)
Where Food Comes From
Back to the Beach
The Burn
Where the Boys Are/Where the Girls Are
How to Drink Vodka
Something Very Special
Highway of Death
Tokyo Redux
Road to Pailin
Fire Over England
Where Cooks Come From
Can Charlie Surf?
West Coast
Haggis Rules
Very, Very Strong

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A great read. June 26, 2011
The textbook starts with Tony and his brother returning to France, and the memories they had growing up, many involving food. The details Anthony gives you on the food he tries all over the world either makes you salivate or want to vomit depending on what he tastes. If you love good food and you love to travel, this is a great textbook to feed both of those needs. Definitely a fun read but also deeper than that.
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