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

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The instant New York Times bestseller and follow-up to Anthony Bourdain's blockbuster classic on the cooking life, Kitchen Confidential

Medium Raw marks the return of the inimitable Anthony Bourdain, author of the blockbuster bestseller Kitchen Confidential and three-time Emmy Award-nominated host of No Reservations on TV's Travel Channel. Bourdain calls his book, "A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook," and he is at his entertaining best as he takes aim at some of the biggest names in the foodie world, including David Chang, Alice Waters, the Top Chef winners and losers, and many more. If Hunter S. Thompson had written a book about the restaurant business, it could have been Medium Raw.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 281 pages
  • 132 x 201 x 23mm | 227g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061718955
  • 9780061718953
  • 28,510

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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.
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Review Text

"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
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"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
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About Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain is the author of the novels Bone in the Throat, The Bobby Gold Stories, and Gone Bamboo, in addition to the mega-bestseller Kitchen Confidential and A Cook's Tour. His work has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, and he is a contributing authority for Food Arts magazine. He is the host of the popular television show "Parts Unknown."
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