By Anthony Bourdain
Dodging minefields in Cambodia, diving into the icy waters outdoor a Russian tub, Chef Bourdain travels across the world 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 through the query, 'What could be the ideal meal?', Anthony units out on a quest for his culinary holy grail. Our adventurous chef begins out in Japan, the place he eats conventional Fugu, a toxic blowfish that are ready basically by means of especially 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 stay Cobra center ahead of relocating directly to have fun with 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 ecu 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 simply 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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