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Old 01-23-2007, 12:36 PM   #1
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Did anyone read this book by anthony bourdain? I am in the process of reading it and I must say this is the best book I have ever read. It is so in depth and he doesn't just talk about cooking or techniques, he actually rarley talkings about cooking. He talks about his experiences and how he came up. I love this book what do you guys think?

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Old 01-23-2007, 12:40 PM   #2
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All of his books are wonderful! He has even written some fiction...such a brilliant man.

You might enjoy this site: Anthony Bourdain

I met him at a book signing. Wow, he has charisma and is sexy as he**....and although I'm in my 50s and happy with Mr HB, I'm not dead.
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:47 PM   #3
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Yup - I loved the book too. Husband bought it for me. I also just received his The Nasty Bits, gratis via some promotion that someone on our site here put us onto. Will be reading that next, & imagine his Les Halles cookbook (from his restaurant) will be my next cookbook purchase.

Also enjoy his Monday night show on "The Travel Channel".

He's one very interesting guy.
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:51 PM   #4
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I just saw his show on travel channel last night for the first time. I had heard about it but never saw it. He was in african dessert with a tribe and I was like no way that cant be him and then they said it was and I was definatly surprised.
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:56 PM   #5
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While I do like him & the show, last night's was a bit much for me foodwise - & I've never been one known to be "unadventurous" as far as food goes.

The Warthog anus had me covering my head with a pillow through nearly the whole segment - lol!!!
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I am in the process of reading this book too. It is a great read! I find it so interesting because all the things he describes are pain and torture and horrible things, but for some reason the way he talks about them it makes me want to have those same experiences as well.
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I know exactly what you mean GB! After reading the first part about the guy who picks up a red hot saute pan and doesn't even flinch I pick up everything at work no matter if its burning hot or just warm. I just pick whatever it is up and try not to think twice about it.
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I know exactly what you mean GB! After reading the first part about the guy who picks up a red hot saute pan and doesn't even flinch I pick up everything at work no matter if its burning hot or just warm. I just pick whatever it is up and try not to think twice about it.
geez, and I'm looking for the silicone handles for my castiron that hasn't even arrived yet. I know I'll grab them without thinking and lose all the skin on my hands.
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His Les Halles cookbook is good.
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Old 01-23-2007, 01:49 PM   #10
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Trust me - I don't think AB thinks that purposely picking up red-hot pot & pan handles is smart, regardless of what happens in his professional kitchens. Me thinks a bit of common sense is in order here!
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