Saturday, November 30, 2013

Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook by Anthony Bourdain

I read Kitchen Confidential almost three years ago. Though I enjoyed it then, I had forgotten how much I like Bourdain's writing (judging from the chapter in this book that provides updates on characters from Kitchen Confidential, I had pretty much forgotten 95% of that book). Just his chapter about Alice Waters makes this book worth reading. I also love the chapter about the man who cuts the fish at Le Bernardin, and I don't even like fish.

As I wrote in 2011, I often have no idea what he is talking about since I'm not a foodie (my tastes run toward sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and barbecue). The first chapter describes eating a rare French bird whole, which sounds horrid. But that doesn't matter; it's still a good book.

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