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

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The long-awaited follow-up to the megabestseller Kitchen Confidential

In 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.

Medium Raw explores these changes, moving back and forth from the author's bad old days to the present. Tracking his own strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood, Bourdain takes no prisoners as he dissects what he's seen, pausing along the way for a series of confessions, rants, investigations, and interrogations of some of the most controversial figures in food.

Beginning with a secret and 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, as only he can. 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 who has radicalized the fine-dining landscape; the revered Alice Waters, whom he treats with unapologetic frankness; the Top Chef winners and losers; and many more.

And always he returns to the question Why cook? Or the more difficult Why cook well? Medium Raw is the deliciously funny and shockingly delectable journey to those answers, sure to delight philistines and gourmands alike.

Synopsis:

The author of "Kitchen Confidential" explores how his life and the cooking world have changed since his last book, offering up candid assessments of such figures as David Chang, Alice Waters, and the "Top Chef" winners and losers.

Synopsis:

The long-awaited follow-up to the megabestseller Kitchen Confidential

In 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.

Medium Raw explores these changes, moving back and forth from the

About the Author

Anthony Bourdain is the author of the novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, in addition to the megabestseller Kitchen Confidential and A Cook's Tour. His work has appeared in the New York Times and the New Yorker, and he is contributing authority for Food Arts magazine. He is the host of the popular television show No Reservations.

Table of Contents

Selling out — The happy ending — The rich eat differently than you and me — I drink alone — So you wanna be a chef — Virtue — The fear — Lust — Meat — Lower education — I'm dancing — "Go ask Alice" — Heroes and villains — Alan Richman is a douchebag — "I lost on Top Chef" — "It's not you, it's me" — The fury — My aim is true — The fish-on-Monday thing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061998065
Subtitle:
A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
Bourdain Anthony
Author:
the <i>Top Chef</i> winners and losers
Author:
Bourdain, Anthony
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cooking
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Bourdain, Anthony
Subject:
Cooks -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Biography-Cooking
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Food Writing
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Gastronomic Literature
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100608
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
281

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"Synopsis" by , The author of "Kitchen Confidential" explores how his life and the cooking world have changed since his last book, offering up candid assessments of such figures as David Chang, Alice Waters, and the "Top Chef" winners and losers.
"Synopsis" by , The long-awaited follow-up to the megabestseller Kitchen Confidential

In 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.

Medium Raw explores these changes, moving back and forth from the

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