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By Anthony Bourdain

Dodging minefields in Cambodia, diving into the icy waters outdoors 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 by way of the query, 'What will be the excellent 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 that are ready purely via specifically authorized cooks.

He then travels to Cambodia, up the mine-studded highway to Pailin into self reliant 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 taken care of to a maintaining meal of dwell Cobra middle earlier than 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 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 purely 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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And just as I get a chuckle from watching a golden retriever chase its tail, Eric has found amusement in my lack of knowledge about the Crimean War and my confusion between fission and fusion. This is something I’d never had before—a condescending older brother. When I was growing up with my sister, I was considered the scholar. Beryl had other advantages—friends, for one thing. But I was the acknowledged bookworm. Then, at age thirty-one, I suddenly inherited this brother-in-law who not only was far more knowledgeable than I was, but who loved to emphasize that point whenever he saw me.

I have my cereal, and I’m reminded of the world’s longest breakfast table, in Battle Creek, Michigan. I read about a Boy Scouts controversy in the newspaper and I think of the scout movement’s founder, Robert Baden-Powell, who also, incidentally, pioneered the use of hot-air balloons in military spying. These little sparks happen so often that I couldn’t possibly work them all into conversation. Which, I’m sure, is a great relief to those around me. But I can mention some of them—and I do. Like today at the office.

My piece, on the other hand, remained empty. Hollow. If you listened closely, you could hear a tiny echo in it. ” asked Eric. I sat there trying to remember what the hell my geometry teacher had taught me in ninth grade, but could recall only that he had a thick German accent and a comb-over. “I’ll give you a hint. ” I tried. “Zero,” said Eric, snickering. He actually snickered. ” I drew a blank. I was even flubbing the entertainment category, my supposed strong point. The irritating Trivial Pursuit people loved to ask about old-timey entertainment, the kind before DVDs and stalkerazzi.

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