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

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$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Ecco Press
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Pages
320
Dimensions
5.25 X 8.0 X 0.75 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061718953

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About the Author

Anthony Bourdain is the author of the novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, in addition to the nonfiction bestsellers Medium Raw, Kitchen Confidential, and A Cook's Tour. His work has appeared in the New York Times and the New Yorker, and he is a contributing authority for Food Arts magazine. He is also the host of the immensely popular television show No Reservations.

Reviews

"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

"Like a stinky fish sauce from his beloved Vietnam, [Bourdain's] appeal among the food die-hards has only grown stronger and more pungent over time, and this book will only solidify that adoration." -- Austin American-Statesman

"This is Bourdain at his best. His food-porn vignettes are guaranteed to make your mouth water." -- Miami Herald

"Compulsively readable." -- New York Magazine's Grub Street

"The food orbit is [Bourdain's] element, and chapters on today's leading figures--from chef David Chang to critic Alan Richman--display his access, outspokenness and comedic gifts." -- Wall Street Journal

"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

"Bourdain is back with more intriguing food fights, moving further from the kitchen into the eating industry. [Bourdain's] dissections...are still as hilarious, as scatological and as spot-on as ever....his fare--and his prose--is still quite spicy." -- BookPage

"Full of things everybody in the food world thinks but nobody will say...If [Bourdain's] sharp eye and his wicked tongue have brought him acclaim, what's kept him in the spotlight is his heart. Like Oscar Wilde, he's a moralist in the guise of a libertine. Long may he prosper." -- Denver Post

"Mr. Bourdain is a vivid, bawdy and often foul-mouthed writer. He thrills in the attack, but he is also an enthusiast who writes well about things he holds dear." -- Wall Street Journal