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Anthony Bourdain sets off to eat his way around the world. On his travels, he eats the heart of a live cobra in Saigon, dines with Russian gangsters, and attends a medieval pig slaughter.

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Shoshana, August 25, 2007 (view all comments by Shoshana)
I think I'm supposed to find Bourdain a hot, hip, un-PC bad boy of culinary and gustatory adventures. I think he's actually most appealing when he isn't trying so hard to be insulting, and to my ear his tales of vomiting, smoking, and eating animal testicles ring a bit false. This may be more the editor's fault than the author's; Bourdain's voice doesn't always hit authentically.

I enjoyed this compendium of cross-cultural feasting primarily for the food pornography aspect of hearing each meal lovingly described (even when Bourdain thinks the food is disgusting, he's clearly fascinated by it). It was a particular pleasure to read the chapters on Vietnam before and after a recent visit there, as well as the chapter on Cambodia, where I traveled recently. As for Bourdain the man, like durian, I would rather regard him from a distance.
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9780747556862
Author:
Bourdain, Anthony
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BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC
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20011119
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HARDCOVER
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284
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234 x 153 in.

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