Business Analyst (details on Linkedin) Love reading, and growing to love listening to books, especially while travelling.
This is the second book of his I've listened to. Worth the time and price.
While not as fun as Kitchen Confidential it is still a nice companion piece. The thing that stands out as clearly better is the audio quality. Tony also is a more emotive and smooth narrator than the first go round. Looking forward to someday getting a third glance inside the world of food.
"I longed to read everything I possibly could, and the things I read in turn produced new yearnings." Patti Smith
If you are a fan of Bourdain's shows, or other books this will be an enjoyably irreverent, mildly offensive, emotionally authentic and entertaining experience. If you are not a fan of his style, humor and foul mouth you should know that by now. What I loved about the book is that it conveys his passion for food and cooking to someone who is only peripherally interested in food an cooking. Even though I will likely never eat at the French Laundry I was not left out of the conversation and there are only a few moments where having read his previous books or watching the full body of his television storytelling would have enhanced this book. His delivery is spot on, which is to be expected as they are his words and he has many years of storytelling experience with his television career. He leaves the listener with the impression of a conversation rather than consumption. Well worth the time.
Bourdain is sort of a douche. But entertainingly, he feeds us a roast of his peers served on a bed of cynicism while lightly dusted in the trails and tribulations of cocaine.
No, definitely not.
I would with reservation because of the language. I'm not offended and find it add to the flavor of the book, but not everyone would agree.
It is fun to hear Anthony's own voice about his own experiences and opinions.
Yes, already have
Did not enjoy this one as much as Kitchen confidential. Very focused on the different players of the food industry, sometimes tough because I don't know them all.
His familiar, distinct voice
I liked when he actually talked about food and restaurants.
Much of this book is just him ranting. His first book was so much better.
No it is him and if you like listening to him it is fine. He certainly likes listening to himself without much filter.
I wouldn't read it if he did one.
Yes, I was expecting Tony's usual complaining and ranting about people he does not like, but this book seemed to be overflowing with rants about very food industry players. Entertaining because of his solid wit and self-deprecating comments, yet I was disappointed by the multiple chapters dedicated to rambling about a select few people whom he is infatuated with. Tough to compete with Kitchen Confidential, but I expected a better effort.
My first business was a restaurant. I find his insights and off the cuff comments to be hysterical. Definitely not for people who think that sending back food to the kitchen is a good idea.... LMAO