A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures In Extreme Cuisines

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A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures In Extreme Cuisines

by Anthony Bourdain

Harper Perennial | November 1, 2002 | Trade Paperback

A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures In Extreme Cuisines is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.

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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.07 × 5.37 × 0.77 in

Published: November 1, 2002

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060012781

ISBN - 13: 9780060012786

Found in: Food and Drink

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Travel, cook and eat. If you like traveling, cooking and eating, this book is a wonderful tour of many places you probably haven't visited and meals you haven't eaten. Bourdain travels and writes off the beaten path and while agressively maintaining his New York attitude, this Iggy Pop of celebrity chefs does show a surprisingly level of empathy and a streak of humanity that you don't see on his television shows.
Date published: 2007-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ecstasy, Agony, Gluttony - Tuck In!! Just loved this book. If ever you wanted an reason for travel to an exotic locale (or not) to sample the cuisine of another country, this tale of adventure (and misadventure!) can give some tips of where you might want to go, and what you might wish to eat (or not!) Bourdain's no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is writing just heightens the experience. (Makes me want to try his novels).
Date published: 2006-08-16

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A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures In Extreme Cuisines

A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures In Extreme Cuisines

by Anthony Bourdain

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.07 × 5.37 × 0.77 in

Published: November 1, 2002

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060012781

ISBN - 13: 9780060012786

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

Anthony Bourdain is the executive chef at brasserie Les Halles in New York. After two years at Vassar College, he attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. He has since spent more than two decades working in professional kitchens. His memoir "Kitchen Confidential" (2001) was expanded from an article he'd written for "The New Yorker" magazine about life behind the scenes in restaurant kitchens. The book described life in those kitchens in even more lurid detail, and it became a surprise international bestseller. In late 2000, Bourdain set out to travel his way across the globe, looking for, as he puts it, "kicks, thrills, epiphanies" and the "perfect meal." The book, and its companion Food Network series "A Cook's Tour," chronicle his adventures and misadventures on that voyage. Bourdain is also the author of two satirical thrillers, "Bone In The Throat" and "Gone Bamboo", as well as the "Urban Historical, Typhoid Mary."

Editorial Reviews

“Vintage Bourdain.”