Medium Raw : A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-05-03
  • Publisher: Harpercollins

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An instant New York Times bestseller and the follow-up to the mega-hit Kitchen Confidential. In the ten years since Anthony Bourdain's classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out, much has changed for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business - and for Anthony Bourdain. Medium Raw tracks Bourdain's unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood, in a series of takes-no-prisoners confessions, rants, investigations, and interrogations of some of the most controversial figures in food. Beginning with a secret, highly illegal after-hours gathering of powerful chefs that he compares to a mafia summit, Bourdain pulls back the curtain - but never pulls his punches - on the modern gastronomical revolution. Cutting right to the bone, Bourdain sets his sights on some of the biggest names in the foodie world, including David Chang, the young superstar chef; the revered Alice Waters; the Top Chef contestants; and many more. Medium Raw is the deliciously funny, shockingly delectable result, sure to delight philistines and gourmands alike.

Author Biography

Anthony Bourdain is the author of the novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, in addition to the mega-bestseller Kitchen Confidential and A Cook's Tour. He is the host of the popular television show No Reservations.

Table of Contents

The Sit Downp. xi
Selling Outp. 1
The Happy Endingp. 19
The Rich Eat Differently Than You and Mep. 25
I Drink Alonep. 43
So You Wanna Be a Chefp. 49
Virtuep. 59
The Fearp. 65
Lustp. 77
Meatp. 95
Lower Educationp. 111
I'm Dancingp. 117
˘Go Ask Alice÷p. 127
Heroes and Villainsp. 143
Alan Richman Is a Douchebagp. 163
˘I Lost on Top Chef÷p. 179
˘It's Not You, It's Me÷p. 191
The Furyp. 209
My Aim Is Truep. 233
The Fish-on-Monday Thingp. 253
Still Herep. 269
Acknowledgmentsp. 283
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