A Cook's Tour

A Cook's Tour

In Search of A Perfect Meal

Book - 2001
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Inspired by the question, "What would be the perfect meal?" Anthony Bourdain set out on a quest for the holy grail of culinary gratification. The adventures and misadventures of America's favourite chef as he travelled the world in search of the ultimate meal are chronicled in his irresistible new book, A Cook's Tour.A delightful combination of travel writing and food writing, A Cook's Tour takes the reader to a Phnom Penh Gun Club where AK47s are served up to the unwary. In Japan, Bourdain samples fugu, the most poisonous fish in the world. His pilgrimage leads him to Europe where he visits France then continues on to Portugal. There a whole village has fattened a pig for the special banquet in his honour.Bourdain's odyssey will be a 23 part series on the Food Network. Debuting in February 2002, the series is based on A Cook's Tour."Bourdain's prose is utterly riveting, swaggering with stylish machismo and a precise ear for kitchen patois." --New York Magazine
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2001.
ISBN: 9781551924298
1551924293
Branch Call Number: 641.013 Bou
Characteristics: 274 pages

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sharon711
Oct 14, 2010

For fantastical foods with lots of ewww factor, read this book. Have you ever imagined sitting back in some exotic destination and sipping on a truly unique digestif? How about a little clear rice wine from a glass bottle filled with a snake coiled around a single full-beaked bird in plumage. If that isn't gross enough for you, try this one... vodka mixed with the white milky sperm of a live lobster, extracted by a swift jab with a knife to its sexual organs.

Dipping into chef Bourdain's travel stories takes a mighty strong constitution. But if you have the stomach for it, he also dishes out some fine tips for great eating destinations. Go for it! This book serves up feasts you will likely never experience otherwise.

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