By Anthony Bourdain
Dodging minefields in Cambodia, diving into the icy waters outdoor a Russian bathtub, Chef Bourdain travels internationally looking for the final word meal. the one factor Anthony Bourdain loves up to cooking is touring, and A Cook's Tour is the shotgun marriage of his maximum passions.
Inspired by way of the query, 'What stands out as the ideal meal?', Anthony units out on a quest for his culinary holy grail. Our adventurous chef starts off out in Japan, the place he eats conventional Fugu, a toxic blowfish that are ready purely by means of specifically approved cooks.
He then travels to Cambodia, up the mine-studded street to Pailin into self sufficient Khmer Rouge territory and to Phnom Penh's Gun membership, the place neighborhood fare is served up along a menu of accessible firearms. In Saigon, he's handled to a maintaining meal of dwell Cobra center earlier than relocating directly to delight in a snack with the Viet Cong within the Mecong Delta.
Further west, Kitchen Confidential fanatics will realize the Gironde of Tony's adolescence, the 1st cease on his eu itinerary. And from France, it's directly to Portugal, the place a complete village has been fattening a pig for months in anticipation of his arrival. And we're basically midway round the globe.
A Cook's Tour recounts, in Bourdain's inimitable sort, the adventures and misadventures of America's favourite chef.
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A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal by Anthony Bourdain