Medium Raw - Anthony Bourdain

Medium Raw

By Anthony Bourdain

  • Release Date: 2010-06-08
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
We rated this book with: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 980 Ratings)

Medium Raw Anthony Bourdain read online book review&description

The long-awaited follow-up to the megabestseller Kitchen Confidential

In the ten years since his classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out, from Monday fish to the breadbasket conspiracy, much has changed for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business—and for Anthony Bourdain.

Medium Raw explores these changes, moving back and forth from the author's bad old days to the present. Tracking his own strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood, Bourdain takes no prisoners as he dissects what he's seen, pausing along the way for a series of confessions, rants, investigations, and interrogations of some of the most controversial figures in food.

Beginning with a secret and 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, as only he can. 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 who has radicalized the fine-dining landscape; the revered Alice Waters, whom he treats with unapologetic frankness; the Top Chef winners and losers; and many more.

And always he returns to the question "Why cook?" Or the more difficult "Why cook well?" Medium Raw is the deliciously funny and shockingly delectable journey to those answers, sure to delight philistines and gourmands alike.

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  • Worth every penny

    4
    By kramortica
    Funny, sentimental, smart, educational, but it...
  • Medium Raw

    5
    By DaigoRX7
    What else can I say!?!? Absolutely the best, most relatable, book I've ever read..in my life. Period. I could go on and on about how much of an amazing ubiquitous life that must have been and how fascinated I am by it! All I would like to say is, Thank You Mr Boudain for sharing it.
  • Bringing back memories

    5
    By crossbayray
    I enjoyed this style of writing great flashbacks for me of restaurant realities that I experienced while being in the business for many years and working in a restaurant from the age of 13. Tony has a way of making it seem like it is happening as we are reading it. I feel like I did not miss a thing from that night ! Great dad...... the Fillmore east, man what a scene that place was. How about the Ratners next door... had many potato blintzes in that place at 6 in the morning with my eyes on the floor Thanks Tony ..... Keep it coming
  • Tony Medium Rare

    4
    By blue_rondo
    Mellowed, stabler, thicker at the waist Tony than he was as the author of No Reservations, yet still criminal enough to describe the satisfying crunch bird bones make in the mouth, even pornier when it's endangered ortolan smuggled from France.
  • So worth the read

    5
    By Kevinleewilson
    Since kitchen confidential, this is great follow up. I hope Bourdaine continues to write about the adventures of the kitchen. It has pushed me to chronicle my own life as a "cook in the basement".
  • medium Raw

    5
    By Dalliance3.
    I laughed out loud at Sandra Lee story. Priceless. Some of it is definitely raw, but VERY entertaining.
  • Greatness

    5
    By Felix Caballero
    The chapter on Justo is pure joy.
  • As always, an excellent book

    4
    By HaterGator
    As a culinary student I take a special pleasure reading about the restaurant industry and Bourdain does an excellent job describing all the B.S. I'm sure to encounter in the upcoming years. Admittedly I preferred Kitchen Confidential over this current book but in no way does that mean this wasn't an excellent read.
  • Wow

    5
    By Kapt Korea
    What a great book.... I wish they would make Kitchen Confidential available now....
  • Entertaining though at times misguided.

    4
    By Pwrfade1
    I enjoy Tony's writing style and reading the book is like hearing him tell the stories. If you like his TV show and his twisted but cool demeanor, them you will like this book. I did not enjoy the vulgar language or the teen-aged minded sexual references and find this portion of his repertoire misguided. I do like his no holds barred opinions and find these refreshing.

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