Dodging minefeilds in Cambodia, diving into the icy waters outside a Russian bath, chef Bourdian travels the world over in search of the ultimate meal.
The only thing Tony 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?', Tony 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 Mekong 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....Continua
**可以這樣環遊世界好有趣, 不過看別人的經歷覺得有趣, 假如是自己身歷其境大概就沒那麼有趣了.
**和弟弟一起回到童年居住的法國, 想要回味自己的童年, 卻發現長大成人的自己早已無法回到從前了. 這樣的感慨我也有啊, 所以人生真的要把握當下, 因為現在感受得到的, 以後不見得能再感受到了.
** 電視上呈現的是一回事, 實際上發生的又是另一回事.
**回教真的很特別, 有一天我也想去摩洛哥還有真正的撒哈拉沙漠. 當地製革廠的皮革是泡在鴿屎裡做的, 難怪林約克從摩洛哥帶回來被我硬塞進去床頭櫃的包包, 到現在還有臭味.
** 有勇氣在書中批評素食者, 很厲害.
Intriguing and sometimes hilarious because of the author's frank sarcasm, or prejudice. Rich and wild travel experiences shared true to the heart.
If you love food, read this book! No one makes food as sexy and mysterious as this man!