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Kitchen Confidential
by Anthony Bourdain

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

December 10, 2008

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<b>Anthony Bourdain, host of Parts Unknown, reveals "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine" in his breakout New York Times bestseller Kitchen Confidential.</b><br /><br />Bourdain spares no one's appetite when he told all about what happens behind the kitchen door. Bourdain uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable book, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike. From Bourdain's first oyster in the Gironde, to his lowly position as dishwasher in a honky tonk fish restaurant in Provincetown (where he witnesses for the first time the real delights of being a chef); from the kitchen of the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center, to drug dealers in the east village, from Tokyo to Paris and back to New York again, Bourdain's tales of the kitchen are as passionate as they are unpredictable.<br /><br />Kitchen Confidential will make your mouth water while your belly aches with laughter. You'll beg the chef for more, please.
Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the Peopl...
by Anthony Bourdain

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

May 21, 2010

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<p class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><em><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'">Medium Raw </span></em><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'">marks the return of the inimitable Anthony Bourdain, author of the blockbuster bestseller <em>Kitchen Confidential </em>and three-time Emmy Award-nominated host of <em>No Reservations </em>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 <em>Medium Raw.</em><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></span></p>
Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers...
by Bianca Bosker

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English

Pages

346

Publication Date

March 28, 2017

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<b>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER<br />ONE OF THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>CRITICS' TOP BOOKS OF 2017<br /><br />Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, <i>Fortune,</i> <i>Smithsonian, Bustle, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Booklist, </i>and more<br /><br />“Thrilling . . . [told] with gonzo élan . . . When the sommelier and blogger Madeline Puckette writes that this book is the <i>Kitchen Confidential </i>of the wine world, she’s not wrong, though Bill Buford’s <i>Heat </i>is probably a shade closer.” —<b>Jennifer Senior, <i>The New York Times</i></b></b><br /> <br />Professional journalist and amateur drinker Bianca Bosker didn’t know much about wine—until she discovered an alternate universe where taste reigns supreme, a world of elite sommeliers who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of flavor. Astounded by their fervor and seemingly superhuman sensory powers, she set out to uncover what drove their obsession, and whether she, too, could become a “cork dork.” <br /><br />With boundless curiosity, humor, and a healthy dose of skepticism, Bosker takes the reader inside underground tasting groups, exclusive New York City restaurants, California mass-market wine factories, and even a neuroscientist’s fMRI machine as she attempts to answer the most nagging question of all: what’s the big deal about wine? What she learns will change the way you drink wine—and, perhaps, the way you live—forever.<br /><br /><br />“Think: <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> meets <i>Somm</i>.” —theSkimm<br /><br />“As informative as it is, well, intoxicating.” —<i>Fortune</i>
The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and...
by Anthony Bourdain

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English

Pages

308

Publication Date

December 10, 2008

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<b><i>New York Times </i>Bestseller</b><br /><br /><b>The good, the bad, and the ugly, served up Bourdain-style.</b><br /><br />Bestselling chef and <i>Parts Unknown </i>host Anthony Bourdain has never been one to pull punches. In <i>The Nasty Bits</i>, he serves up a well-seasoned hellbroth of candid, often outrageous stories from his worldwide misadventures. Whether scrounging for eel in the backstreets of Hanoi, revealing what you didn't want to know about the more unglamorous aspects of making television, calling for the head of raw food activist Woody Harrelson, or confessing to lobster-killing guilt, Bourdain is as entertaining as ever. <br /><br />Bringing together the best of his previously uncollected nonfiction--and including new, never-before-published material--<i>The Nasty Bits</i> is a rude, funny, brutal and passionate stew for fans and the uninitiated alike.
A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal
by Anthony Bourdain

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English

Pages

292

Publication Date

September 17, 2010

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<b>From the host of <i>Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown</i> and bestselling author of <i>Kitchen Confidential</i>, this wonderful book sees Bourdain travelling the world discovering exotic foods. </b><br /><br />Dodging minefields in Cambodia, diving into the icy waters outside a Russian bath, Chef Bourdain travels the world over in search of the ultimate meal. The only thing Anthony 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?', Anthony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail. <br /><br />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 Mecong 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.
Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef's Journey to Discover America's New M...
by Edward Lee

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

April 17, 2018

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<DIV><B>“Thoughtful, well researched, and truly moving. Shines a light on what it means to cook and eat American food, in all its infinitely nuanced and ever-evolving glory.”<BR /> —Anthony Bourdain<BR />  <BR /> Named one of <I>Publishers Weekly</I>’s Top 10 Food Books for Spring 2018</B><BR /><BR /> American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee, who, like Anthony Bourdain or Gabrielle Hamilton, is as much a writer as he is a chef, that first surprising bite is just the beginning. What about the people behind the food? What about the traditions, the innovations, the memories?<BR /><BR /> A natural-born storyteller, Lee decided to hit the road and spent two years uncovering fascinating narratives from every corner of the country. There’s a Cambodian couple in Lowell, Massachusetts, and their efforts to re-create the flavors of their lost country. A Uyghur café in New York’s Brighton Beach serves a noodle soup that seems so very familiar and yet so very exotic—one unexpected ingredient opens a window onto an entirely unique culture. A beignet from Café du Monde in New Orleans, as potent as Proust’s madeleine, inspires a narrative that tunnels through time, back to the first Creole cooks, then forward to a Korean rice-flour <I>hoedduck</I> and a beignet dusted with matcha.<BR /><BR /> Sixteen adventures, sixteen vibrant new chapters in the great evolving story of American cuisine. And forty recipes, created by Lee, that bring these new dishes into our own kitchens.</DIV>
Betty Crocker Lost Recipes: Beloved Vintage Recipes for Today's K...
by Betty Crocker

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<DIV><B>A captivating collection that celebrates the wonderful recipes from the Betty Crocker archives in a package that appeals to the modern cook​</B><BR /><BR /><I>Betty Crocker Lost Recipes</I> is the ultimate treasure for the most devoted Betty Crocker fans, as well as cooks who are interested in recipes with a retro/nostalgic twist. Eighty percent of the book includes tried-and-true recipes that simply aren’t in today’s cooking repertoire—mainly from-scratch recipes that are hard to find. Twenty percent is a fun look back at some of the cooking customs of the past that may not be worth repeating, but are worth remembering. Features include ideas like “How to Throw a Hawaiian Tiki Party,” and the robust introductory pages contain interesting stories, anecdotes, and artwork from Betty Crocker’s history. Recipes are carefully curated to ensure that they are still relevant, achievable, and made with available ingredients—think Beef Stroganoff, Chicken à la King, Waldorf Salad, and Chiffon Cake. These lost recipes are ready to grace the tables of a whole new generation of cooks.</DIV>
Tacos: Recipes and Provocations
by , Jordana Rothman

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 20, 2015

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<b>Superstar chef Alex Stupak's love of real Mexican food changed his life; it caused him to quit the world of fine-dining pastry and open the smash-hit Empellón Taqueria in New York City. Now he'll change the way you make--and think about--tacos forever. </b><br />  <br /> <i>Tacos</i> is a deep dive into the art and craft of one of Mexico's greatest culinary exports. Start by making fresh tortillas from corn and flour, and variations that look to innovative grains and flavor infusions. Next, master salsas, from simple chopped condiments to complex moles that simmer for hours and have flavor for days. Finally, explore fillings, both traditional and modern--from a pineapple-topped pork al pastor to pastrami with mustard seeds. <br />  <br /> But <i>Tacos</i> is more than a collection of beautiful things to cook. Wrapped up within it is an argument: Through these recipes, essays, and sumptuous photographs by Evan Sung, the 3-Michelin-star veteran makes the case that Mexican food should be as esteemed as the highest French cooking.
A History of the World in 6 Glasses
by Tom Standage

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

May 26, 2009

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<b><i>New York Times </i>Bestseller</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>From beer to Coca-Cola, the six drinks that have helped shape human history. </b><br /><b><br /></b>Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. <br /><br /><i>A History of the World in 6 Glasses</i> tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola. Beer was first made in the Fertile Crescent and by 3000 B.C.E. was so important to Mesopotamia and Egypt that it was used to pay wages. In ancient Greece wine became the main export of her vast seaborne trade, helping spread Greek culture abroad. Spirits such as brandy and rum fueled the Age of Exploration, fortifying seamen on long voyages and oiling the pernicious slave trade. Although coffee originated in the Arab world, it stoked revolutionary thought in Europe during the Age of Reason, when coffeehouses became centers of intellectual exchange. And hundreds of years after the Chinese began drinking tea, it became especially popular in Britain, with far-reaching effects on British foreign policy. Finally, though carbonated drinks were invented in 18th-century Europe they became a 20th-century phenomenon, and Coca-Cola in particular is the leading symbol of globalization.<br /><br />For Tom Standage, each drink is a kind of technology, a catalyst for advancing culture by which he demonstrates the intricate interplay of different civilizations. You may never look at your favorite drink the same way again.
The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table
by Rick Bragg

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English

Pages

512

Publication Date

April 24, 2018

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<b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER <br /><br />From the beloved, best-selling author of <i>All Over but the Shoutin'</i>, a delectable, rollicking food memoir, cookbook, and loving tribute to a region, a vanishing history, a family, and, especially, to his mother. Including seventy-four mouthwatering Bragg family recipes for classic southern dishes passed down through generations.</b><br /><br />Margaret Bragg does not own a single cookbook. She measures in "dabs" and "smidgens" and "tads" and "you know, hon, just some." She cannot be pinned down on how long to bake corn bread ("about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the mysteries of your oven"). Her notion of farm-to-table is a flatbed truck. But she can tell you the secrets to perfect mashed potatoes, corn pudding, redeye gravy, pinto beans and hambone, stewed cabbage, short ribs, chicken and dressing, biscuits and butter rolls. Many of her recipes, recorded here for the first time, pre-date the Civil War, handed down skillet by skillet, from one generation of Braggs to the next. In <i>The Best Cook in the World,</i> Rick Bragg finally preserves his heritage by telling the stories that framed his mother's cooking and education, from childhood into old age. Because good food always has a good story, and a recipe, writes Bragg, is a story like anything else.

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