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Bourdain's "Medium Raw"


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Bourdain's "Medium Raw"

sandiasingh | Oct 3, 2013 07:01 AM

Hope I am not beating a dead horse here (didn't find it on a search), but has anyone read Anthony Bourdain's 2010 book, "Medium Raw?" Classic Bourdain: cynical, funny, crude and gossipy, I enjoyed reading his insights into the contemporary restaurant & food industry (altho mostly New York). He has been on the front page of local newspapers this week for a faux pax on New Mexico's infamous frito pie that aired on "Parts Unknown" last Sunday, and has publicly apologized for his obvious disgust at the boiled ground beef "chili" served in a bag of fritos (he's right, BTW). He is surely an easy target due to his outrageous and sometimes obnoxious opinions, but I've always been a reluctant fan and recommend this book if you are at all interested in behind the scenes in the restaurant industry. The chapter on the fish guy at LeBernardin is alone worth the price of a used copy.

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