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Medium Raw - Anthony Bourdain

Medium Raw

Author Anthony Bourdain

  • Published: 2010-06-08
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Stars
From 88 Customers Review
Price: $10.99


The long-awaited follow-up to the megabestseller Kitchen Confidential

In the ten years since his classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out, from Monday fish to the breadbasket conspiracy, much has changed for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business—and for Anthony Bourdain.

Medium Raw explores these changes, moving back and forth from the author's bad old days to the present. Tracking his own strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood, Bourdain takes no prisoners as he dissects what he's seen, pausing along the way for a series of confessions, rants, investigations, and interrogations of some of the most controversial figures in food.

Beginning with a secret and highly illegal after-hours gathering of powerful chefs that he compares to a mafia summit, Bourdain pulls back the curtain—but never pulls his punches—on the modern gastronomical revolution, as only he can. Cutting right to the bone, Bourdain sets his sights on some of the biggest names in the foodie world, including David Chang, the young superstar chef who has radicalized the fine-dining landscape; the revered Alice Waters, whom he treats with unapologetic frankness; the Top Chef winners and losers; and many more.

And always he returns to the question "Why cook?" Or the more difficult "Why cook well?" Medium Raw is the deliciously funny and shockingly delectable journey to those answers, sure to delight philistines and gourmands alike.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Will Not Disappoint.

    From DoubleD68
    The closest I've ever strayed to being a cook is preparing various mutations of eggs and omlettes for my young family on weekend mornings. So having a background in the industry is not a prerequisite for enjoying this book. Tony's writing style is well played, educated and always seasoned with his dry sense of humor which I thoroughly enjoy. His show ’No Reservations' and his books continue to inspire me to try restaurants and dishes off the beaten path.
  • You'll gobble it up!

    From Robrumcl
    I've just read this book in 2 sitting. I hate to admit it but yes. I gobbled. And yes, I'm still digesting but I know I'll want to come back tomorrow and for days after just the same. And sit down and savor and experience it again like with all Bourdain's writing, This book is a gem. Now excuse me. I need to go cook something.
  • Medium Raw

    From Lisathegreat
    Love it love it! Love Anthony... And of course his charming and witty words...
  • Loved it!

    From Maerst
    I loved this book, in fact I am rereading kitchen confidential just to refresh my memory on how Anthony got into the food biz. Great read to start the summer.
  • Don't waste your money !

    From zzzzzzzzzzzzc
    An obnoxious, self serving and hateful book. Eat your own vile words Tony.