A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal by Anthony Bourdain

By Anthony Bourdain

Dodging minefields in Cambodia, diving into the icy waters outdoor a Russian bathtub, Chef Bourdain travels across the world looking for the last word meal. the single factor Anthony Bourdain loves up to cooking is touring, and A Cook's travel is the shotgun marriage of his maximum passions. encouraged by means of the query, 'What will be the ideal meal?', Anthony units out on a quest for his culinary holy grail. Our adventurous chef starts off out in Japan, the place he eats conventional Fugu, a toxic blowfish which might be ready simply via especially authorized cooks. He then travels to Cambodia, up the mine-studded highway to Pailin into self reliant Khmer Rouge territory and to Phnom Penh's Gun membership, the place neighborhood fare is served up along a menu of obtainable firearms. In Saigon, he's handled to a maintaining meal of stay Cobra center sooner than relocating directly to savour a snack with the Viet Cong within the Mecong Delta. additional west, Kitchen exclusive fanatics will realize the Gironde of Tony's formative years, the 1st cease on his eu itinerary. And from France, it's directly to Portugal, the place a whole village has been fattening a pig for months in anticipation of his arrival. And we're simply midway worldwide. . . A Cook's journey recounts, in Bourdain's inimitable type, the adventures and misadventures of America's favourite chef.

Copyright 2001. First released via Bloomsbury united states in 2001. This ebook variation released in 2010.

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Well, come in and get warm and get somethin’ to eat,” she said. The church bus drove away as Tate and Barbara Jean followed us inside and waited in the living room while Mama built a fire in the fireplace. Tate continued holding his closed hand up to his lips, clutching a rag that looked like half of a sock and inhaling through his mouth. Every so often he would take a plastic bottle from his back pocket, remove the cap, hold the rag on top of the bottle, and then flip the bottle upside down, saturating the rag with paint thinner.

Children followed him just as we had followed the lady to the theater. The boxer held his fists high above him as if he had already won the fight. Children surrounded him, and the sound of French horns made me believe I could be him. It was the first time I’d ever been inside a theater to watch a movie and the first time I saw Rocky. M a m a e n joy e d mov i e s, t o o, I di s c ov e r e d, bu t h e r movies weren’t as inspiring. indd 40 7/18/14 12:08 PM Matinee Madness 41 Mama had a friend with whom she liked to watch movies.

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