By Anthony Bourdain
Dodging minefields in Cambodia, diving into the icy waters open air a Russian bathtub, Chef Bourdain travels across the world looking for the last word meal. the one factor Anthony Bourdain loves up to cooking is touring, and A Cook's travel is the shotgun marriage of his maximum passions. encouraged through the query, 'What could be the ideal meal?', Anthony units out on a quest for his culinary holy grail. Our adventurous chef begins out in Japan, the place he eats conventional Fugu, a toxic blowfish which are ready basically by way of in particular approved cooks. He then travels to Cambodia, up the mine-studded street to Pailin into self sustaining 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 middle ahead of relocating directly to have fun with a snack with the Viet Cong within the Mecong Delta. extra west, Kitchen private 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 complete village has been fattening a pig for months in anticipation of his arrival. And we're basically midway all over the world. . . A Cook's journey recounts, in Bourdain's inimitable sort, the adventures and misadventures of America's favourite chef.
Copyright 2001. First released via Bloomsbury united states in 2001. This ebook version released in 2010.
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A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal by Anthony Bourdain