By Anthony Bourdain
Dodging minefields in Cambodia, diving into the icy waters outdoors a Russian tub, Chef Bourdain travels internationally looking for the final 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 by means of the query, 'What often is the excellent 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 are ready purely by way of in particular approved cooks. He then travels to Cambodia, up the mine-studded highway to Pailin into self sufficient Khmer Rouge territory and to Phnom Penh's Gun membership, the place neighborhood fare is served up along a menu of accessible firearms. In Saigon, he's handled to a maintaining meal of dwell Cobra center earlier than relocating directly to have fun with a snack with the Viet Cong within the Mecong Delta. additional west, Kitchen exclusive lovers will realize the Gironde of Tony's early life, the 1st cease on his ecu 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 simply midway all over the world. . . A Cook's journey recounts, in Bourdain's inimitable variety, the adventures and misadventures of America's favourite chef.
Copyright 2001. First released through Bloomsbury united states in 2001. This book version released in 2010.
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