By Anthony Bourdain
Dodging minefields in Cambodia, diving into the icy waters outdoor a Russian tub, Chef Bourdain travels across the world looking for the final word meal. the single factor Anthony Bourdain loves up to cooking is touring, and A Cook's journey is the shotgun marriage of his maximum passions. encouraged by means of the query, 'What may be the ideal meal?', Anthony units out on a quest for his culinary holy grail. Our adventurous chef begins out in Japan, the place he eats conventional Fugu, a toxic blowfish that are ready in simple terms by means of in particular approved cooks. He then travels to Cambodia, up the mine-studded street to Pailin into self sustaining Khmer Rouge territory and to Phnom Penh's Gun membership, the place neighborhood fare is served up along a menu of obtainable firearms. In Saigon, he's handled to a maintaining meal of reside Cobra middle earlier than relocating directly to appreciate a snack with the Viet Cong within the Mecong Delta. additional west, Kitchen personal enthusiasts will realize the Gironde of Tony's early life, the 1st cease on his eu itinerary. And from France, it's directly to Portugal, the place a whole village has been fattening a pig for months in anticipation of his arrival. And we're basically midway all over the world. . . A Cook's journey recounts, in Bourdain's inimitable type, the adventures and misadventures of America's favourite chef.
Copyright 2001. First released by way of Bloomsbury united states in 2001. This book variation released in 2010.
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