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

Hardcover | June 8, 2010

byAnthony Bourdain

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Medium Raw marks the return of the inimitable Anthony Bourdain, author of the blockbuster bestseller Kitchen Confidential and three-time Emmy Award-nominated host of No Reservations on TV’s Travel Channel. Bourdain calls his book, “A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook,” and he is at his entertaining best as he takes aim at some of the biggest names in the foodie world, including David Chang, Alice Waters, the Top Chef winners and losers, and many more. If Hunter S. Thompson had written a book about the restaurant business, it could have been Medium Raw.<_o3a_p>

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Medium Raw marks the return of the inimitable Anthony Bourdain, author of the blockbuster bestseller Kitchen Confidential and three-time Emmy Award-nominated host of No Reservations on TV’s Travel Channel. Bourdain calls his book, “A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook,” and he is at his entertaining best as h...

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The long-awaited follow-up to the megabestseller Kitchen ConfidentialIn the ten years since his classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out, from Monday fish to the breadbasket conspiracy, much has changed for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business—and for...

Anthony Bourdain is the author of the novelsBone in the ThroatandGone Bamboo, in addition to the mega-bestsellerKitchen ConfidentialandA Cook's Tour. He is the host of the popular television showNo Reservations.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.01 inPublished:June 8, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061718947

ISBN - 13:9780061718946

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Far from his best work, but still enoyable. Certainly not Bourdain's best work. In fact, a little bit repetitive and alot of re-hashing of things that have been mentioned in his books since Kitchen Confidential. I have read all of his other books so maybe I pick up on these things a little bit easier than some. Many references and stories from his television show, No Reservations, which are interesting but again, nothing terribly new and exciting. Continues to drone on and on about things he should be able to get past, such as his disdain for overweight chefs (give me a break) and his hatred of chicken nuggets. Oh, and now he wants you to eat the fish on Monday. It was an alright read, but certainly nowhere near his best work, which I still think might be A Cooks Tour. 3.5 out of 5 from me.
Date published: 2010-09-29

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“Mr. Bourdain is a vivid, bawdy and often foul-mouthed writer. He thrills in the attack, but he is also an enthusiast who writes well about things he holds dear.”