No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach
More than just a companion to the hugely popular Travel Channel show, No Reservations is Bourdain's fully illustrated journal of his far-flung travels. The book traces his trips from New Zealand to New Jersey and everywhere in between, mixing beautiful, never-before-seen photos and mementos with Bourdain's outrageous commentary on what really happens when you give a bad-boy chef an open ticket to the world. Want to know where to get good fatty crab in Rangoon? How to order your reindeer medium rare? How to tell a Frenchman that his baguette is invading your personal space?
This is your book. For any Bourdain fan, this is an indispensable opportunity to hit the road with the man himself.
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"Bourdain is one of the country's best food writers...His opinions are as strong as his language, and his tastes as infectious as his joy." --New York Times Book Review
"In addition to being an authority on kitchen scandals, Bourdain is now an expert eater, top-notch journalist, storied cultural ambassador and professional airline passenger. He's the rebel outsider with insider access." --Playboy
"[Bourdain writes] the kind of book you read in one sitting, then rush about annoying your coworkers by declaiming whole passages." --New York magazine
" Zany antics aside, No Reservations amply reflects Bourdain's search for the heart and soul of humanity--and, of course, the ultimate roast pig." --BookPage
"More than leftovers of his show (now in its fourth season), this is a fresh, satisfying meal...with lavish new photos and commentary." --Booklist
"delivers another entertaining look at the best and worst places around the world in which to eat... Bourdain also provides many of his always incisive and entertaining observations" --Publisher's Weekly