A Cook's Tour

Author: Anthony Bourdain

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608195171

Category: Cooking

Page: 308

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From the host of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and bestselling author of Kitchen Confidential, this wonderful book sees Bourdain travelling the world discovering exotic foods. Dodging minefields in Cambodia, diving into the icy waters outside a Russian bath, Chef Bourdain travels the world over in search of the ultimate meal. The only thing Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling, and A Cook's Tour is the shotgun marriage of his two greatest passions. Inspired by the question, 'What would be the perfect meal?', Anthony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail. Our adventurous chef starts out in Japan, where he eats traditional Fugu, a poisonous blowfish which can be prepared only by specially licensed chefs. He then travels to Cambodia, up the mine-studded road to Pailin into autonomous Khmer Rouge territory and to Phnom Penh's Gun Club, where local fare is served up alongside a menu of available firearms. In Saigon, he's treated to a sustaining meal of live Cobra heart before moving on to savor a snack with the Viet Cong in the Mecong Delta. Further west, Kitchen Confidential fans will recognize the Gironde of Tony's youth, the first stop on his European itinerary. And from France, it's on to Portugal, where an entire village has been fattening a pig for months in anticipation of his arrival. And we're only halfway around the globe. . . A Cook's Tour recounts, in Bourdain's inimitable style, the adventures and misadventures of America's favorite chef.

A Cook' S Tour of England

Author: N.A

Publisher: Power Publishing

ISBN: 9963673414

Category:

Page: N.A

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A Cook's Tour of Minnesota

Author: Ann Burckhardt

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society

ISBN: 9780873514682

Category: Cooking

Page: 244

View: 9427


From the land where the hot dish began comes a delicious array of kitchen-tested recipes featuring traditional favorites and modern meals for today's casserole cook.

Quicklet on A Cook's Tour by Anthony Bourdain

Author: Shauna Korinne Patton

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614641137

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 47

View: 1554


Quicklets: Your Reading Sidekick! ABOUT THE BOOK Viewed simply, A Cooks Tour is one mans quest to discover just what the perfect meal might be. Unfortunately, things are rarely so cut and dried. As Bourdains travels, at least for this book, took place pre-September 11th, there is still a little elasticity in the travel. Yes, Bourdain experiences certain moments of unease while on his journey, but not in the way that travelers are forced to take added precautions today. Food is the great equalizer: a shared passion, simply made up of different ingredients, depending on where you are in the world. It is able to evoke the strong, visceral reactions related not only to taste, but also touch, smell, sound, and sight. Given foods shared cultural arc, its not a stretch to see how something as basic as food could be considered transformative. MEET THE AUTHOR Shauna Patton grew up in the wilds of Northern California and thus removed from populous cities, she turned to the expanse of her imagination for entertainment. This would include writing short stories and plays, and roping unsuspecting friends/family into producing and performing. This led to a four year tenure at UC Santa Cruz, where she majored in Theatre Arts, with a year abroad at a University in Southern England. When not concocting crazy stories, she loves to watch movies (especially Bollywood, anything Christian Bale and 1940's film noir), read, knit, watch the Dropkick Murphy's in concert, rock out to cheesy 80's pop and hang out with friends. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Inspired by the idea of the perfect meal, Anthony Bourdains novel A Cooks Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines is part foodie travel diary and part memoir of the man himself. Not for those with weak stomachs, Bourdain launches himself on a tour around the globe on a quest for good food, movie-style adventure and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Whether hes chowing down on the still-beating heart of a cobra in Vietnam, lamb gonads in the Sahara, haggis in Scotland, or shuddering through the horrors of birds nest soup, Bourdains food encounters offer a great sensory delight for the reader, especially secondhand. Much of the developed world is far removed from their food. There is little knowledge about the actual gathering and preparation of food, as the glossy supermarkets hide the behind-the-scenes carnage. As Bourdain notes, Respecting the ingredients may no longer be an economic necessity in much of the emerging world; it is now a pleasure, to be experienced and enjoyed at ones chosen time and place. Bourdains quest for culinary excellence is grandiose: I knew that the best meal in the world...is rarely the most sophisticated or expensive one...context and memory play powerful roles in the truly great meals in ones life. Buy a copy to keep reading! CHAPTER OUTLINE Anthony Bourdain's A Cook's Tour + About Anthony Bourdain + About the Book + Overall Summary + Chapter-by-Chapter Summaries + ...and much more

A Cook's Tour of France

Author: Gate, Gabriel

Publisher: Hardie Grant Books

ISBN: 1743580363

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 3324


A Cook's Tour of France is a collection of regional French recipes from chef and television presenter Gabriel Gaté's annual gastronomic journey along of the course of the Tour de France, the most famous race in the world. The Tour takes a different route every year, visiting famous cities and regions like Provence, The Loire Valley and Burgundy, making it as much a delight for the food lover as it is the sports fan. The gastronomy of France is quite simply superb. Its outstanding fish and seafood, excellent wines and liqueurs, extraordinary cheeses, unique range of charcuteries, delicious bread, cakes and patisseries are a constant delight for the French people. This beautiful cookbook gathers together the best classic recipes from the many regions of France, one of the world’s best destinations for food lovers. The recipes include dishes from across France, such as the popular Chicken Casserole Vallée d’Auge from Normandy, the colourful Ratatouille with Lemon and Olive Chantilly from Provence and, of course, lovely desserts, as only the French can do, like the luscious Strawberry Tart from the Loire Valley. Gabriel Gaté is a French-trained chef with an international reputation as an author, television presenter and cookery teacher. Born in the Loire Valley of France, where his father grew all the family’s fruit and vegetables and made wine from the small family vineyard, Gabriel learned the joys of cooking from his maternal grandmother, who was an excellent cook. As a young chef, Gabriel learned to cook from some of the finest French chefs before leaving France with his Australian-born wife, Angie. He is the author of 22 cookbooks, including 100 Best Cakes and Desserts and Taste Le Tour.

Cooks' Tour

Author: Ben Ezzell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595203418

Category: Fiction

Page: 283

View: 9611


A guided chefs’ tour of Thailand becomes the scene of a series of very strange events including a very bad burglar, drunken mushrooms, romance and drugs…but it’s up to the non-chef in the group, Joan Maguire, to play a very non-traditional Mrs. Marple and unravel the complexities of a cross-cultural crime and an international mystery. Mixing a fond familarity with Thailand and Thai customs together with a keen appreciation of the culinary scene, Cooks' Tour takes the reader inside the culture of a fascinating land where the customs are not merely colorful but also clues.

Whose Pharaohs?

Author: Donald Malcolm Reid

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520240698

Category: History

Page: 409

View: 7133


An important new study of Egyptology focuses on the relationship between European imperialism and the scientific study of ancient Egypt.