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An instant New York Times bestseller and the follow-up to the mega-hit Kitchen Confidential
In the ten years since Anthony Bourdain's classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out, much has changed for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business–and for Anthony Bourdain.
Medium Raw tracks Bourdain's unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood, in a series of takes-no-prisoners confessions, rants, investigations, and interrogations of some of the most controversial figures in food.
Beginning with a secret, 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. 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; the revered Alice Waters; the Top Chef contestants; and many more. Medium Raw is the deliciously funny, shockingly delectable result, sure to delight philistines and gourmands alike.
Fast paced acerbic, witty and thoroughly enjoyable read. I highly recommend this as a followup to Kitchen .. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Susan Shepherd
I feel like I have touched fame. And the book was a fun read, I nodded with agreement many times.Published 21 months ago by Lucky Nut
A good read, sometimes a little self serving, but very entertaining and worth buying. Well written, humourous and a very much a bloody valentine for the food world.Published on Jan. 26 2011 by Dan
Delivery again in record time, but the book was unwrapped and there was plenty visible scratches everywhere on the dustjacket, which was a dissapointement, the book itself however... Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2011 by G. McCaughry