By Anthony Bourdain
Dodging minefields in Cambodia, diving into the icy waters outdoor a Russian tub, Chef Bourdain travels internationally looking for the last word meal. the single 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 may be 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 which might be ready in simple terms through in particular 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 middle prior to relocating directly to relish a snack with the Viet Cong within the Mecong Delta.
Further west, Kitchen Confidential fanatics will realize the Gironde of Tony's early life, the 1st cease on his eu itinerary. And from France, it's directly to Portugal, the place a whole 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 variety, the adventures and misadventures of America's favourite chef.
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