Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

Category: Book
By (author): Bourdain, Anthony
Series: P.s.
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Culinary
  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
  COOKING / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: May 2011
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.72in
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From The Publisher*

An instant New York Times bestseller and the follow-up to the mega-hit Kitchen Confidential

In the ten years since Anthony Bourdain's classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out, much has changed for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business–and for Anthony Bourdain.

Medium Raw tracks Bourdain's unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood, in a series of takes-no-prisoners confessions, rants, investigations, and interrogations of some of the most controversial figures in food.

Beginning with a secret, 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. 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; the revered Alice Waters; the Top Chef contestants; and many more. Medium Raw is the deliciously funny, shockingly delectable result, sure to delight philistines and gourmands alike.

From The Publisher*

Medium Raw marks the return of the inimitable Anthony Bourdain, author of the blockbuster bestseller Kitchen Confidential and three-time Emmy Award-nominated host of No Reservations on TV's Travel Channel. Bourdain calls his book, "A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook," and he is at his entertaining best as he takes aim at some of the biggest names in the foodie world, including David Chang, Alice Waters, the Top Chef winners and losers, and many more. If Hunter S. Thompson had written a book about the restaurant business, it could have been Medium Raw.

Review Quote*"Bourdain has insight, access and good taste, and he's a naturally engaging writer...Bourdain is a hopeless romantic when it comes to food and the people who cook. The subtitle's real valentines are two elegantly written profiles."
Review Quote*"Like a stinky fish sauce from his beloved Vietnam, [Bourdain's] appeal among the food die-hards has only grown stronger and more pungent over time, and this book will only solidify that adoration."
Review Quote*"This is Bourdain at his best. His food-porn vignettes are guaranteed to make your mouth water."
Review Quote*"Compulsively readable."
Review Quote*"The food orbit is [Bourdain's] element, and chapters on today's leading figures-from chef David Chang to critic Alan Richman-display his access, outspokenness and comedic gifts."
Review Quote*"The KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL author is a father now, but he hasn't cleaned up his language, lost his zesty appetite or his critical zing."
Review Quote*"Bourdain is back with more intriguing food fights, moving further from the kitchen into the eating industry. [Bourdain's] dissections...are still as hilarious, as scatological and as spot-on as ever....his fare-and his prose-is still quite spicy."
Review Quote*"Full of things everybody in the food world thinks but nobody will say...If [Bourdain's] sharp eye and his wicked tongue have brought him acclaim, what's kept him in the spotlight is his heart. Like Oscar Wilde, he's a moralist in the guise of a libertine. Long may he prosper."