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“Bourdain has insight, access and good taste, and he’s a naturally engaging writer...Bourdain is a hopeless romantic when it comes to food and the people who cook. The subtitle’s real valentines are two elegantly written profiles.” (New York Times Book Review)
“Like a stinky fish sauce from his beloved Vietnam, [Bourdain’s] appeal among the food die-hards has only grown stronger and more pungent over time, and this book will only solidify that adoration.” (Austin American-Statesman)
“This is Bourdain at his best. His food-porn vignettes are guaranteed to make your mouth water.” (Miami Herald)
“Compulsively readable.” (New York Magazine's Grub Street)
“The food orbit is [Bourdain’s] element, and chapters on today’s leading figuresfrom chef David Chang to critic Alan Richmandisplay his access, outspokenness and comedic gifts.” (Wall Street Journal)
“The KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL author is a father now, but he hasn’t cleaned up his language, lost his zesty appetite or his critical zing.” (Time Magazine)
“Bourdain is back with more intriguing food fights, moving further from the kitchen into the eating industry. [Bourdain’s] dissections...are still as hilarious, as scatological and as spot-on as ever....his fareand his proseis still quite spicy.” (BookPage)
“Full of things everybody in the food world thinks but nobody will say...If [Bourdain’s] sharp eye and his wicked tongue have brought him acclaim, what’s kept him in the spotlight is his heart. Like Oscar Wilde, he’s a moralist in the guise of a libertine. Long may he prosper.” (Denver Post)
“Mr. Bourdain is a vivid, bawdy and often foul-mouthed writer. He thrills in the attack, but he is also an enthusiast who writes well about things he holds dear.” (Wall Street Journal)
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.See all Product Description
A great follow up to the first book. I read it in a couple of days. Some very strange topics at times but a great read if you love Anthony!Published 2 months ago by Alberta Dean
Fast paced acerbic, witty and thoroughly enjoyable read. I highly recommend this as a followup to Kitchen .. Read morePublished 10 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 on July 31 2013 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