A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines (Paperback)
Memoirs & Notable Nonfiction Book Club selection, August 2018, Redbery Books, Cable, WI.— From Memoirs in the Morning Book Club
From the star of No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain's New York Times-bestselling chronicle of travelling the world in search the globe's greatest cuilnary adventures
The only thing "gonzo gastronome" and internationally bestselling author Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling. Inspired by the question, "What would be the perfect meal?," Tony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail, and in the process turns the notion of "perfection" inside out. From California to Cambodia, A Cooks' Tour chronicles the unpredictable adventures of America's boldest and bravest chef.
Fans of Bourdain will find much to love in revisting this classic culinary and travel memoir.
About the Author
Anthony Bourdain was the author of the novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, the memoir A Cook’s Tour, and the New York Times bestsellers Kitchen Confidential, Medium Raw, and Appetites. His work appeared in the New York Times and The New Yorker. He was the host of the popular television shows No Reservations and Parts Unknown. Bourdain died in June 2018.
Food Writer of the Year
— Bon Appétit
“[Bourdain] is a one-man army traveling the world on his stomach--and his droll wit.”
“None of your limp-wristed, pinch-mouthed, hoity-toity delicacies for this guy.”
“Bourdain’s mission is to show the cool, un-Martha side of the culinary world.”
— Time magazine
“Mighty engaging.... [Bourdain’s] snappy, full-bore writing style--whether being sarcastic, passionate, or descriptive--is good entertainment.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Adventurous and opinionated, [Bourdain] is very good company.”
— Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Brilliant. A chain-smoking, hard-drinking, cut-to-the-chase guy’s guy, ready to try anything new and different.”
— Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Some fine food adventure reading…. Bourdain offers excellent insight into real food.”
— San Francisco Chronicle
“If you’re looking for a camel ride and an amiable companion, you could do a lot worse.”
— Washington Post
— Dallas Morning News