The only thing "gonzo gastronome" and internationally bestselling author Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling. Inspired by the question, "What would be the perfect meal?," Tony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail, and in the process turns the notion of "perfection" inside out. From California to Cambodia, A Cooks' Tour chronicles the unpredictable adventures of America's boldest and bravest chef.
About the Author
Anthony Bourdain is the author of the novels Bone in the Throat, The Bobby Gold Stories, and Gone Bamboo, in addition to the mega-bestseller Kitchen Confidential and A Cook s Tour. His work has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, and he is a contributing authority for Food Arts magazine. He is the host of the popular television show Parts Unknown.
Food Writer of the Year
“[Bourdain] is a one-man army traveling the world on his stomach--and his droll wit.”
“None of your limp-wristed, pinch-mouthed, hoity-toity delicacies for this guy.”
“Bourdain’s mission is to show the cool, un-Martha side of the culinary world.”
“Mighty engaging.... [Bourdain’s] snappy, full-bore writing style--whether being sarcastic, passionate, or descriptive--is good entertainment.”
“Adventurous and opinionated, [Bourdain] is very good company.”
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Brilliant. A chain-smoking, hard-drinking, cut-to-the-chase guy’s guy, ready to try anything new and different.”
-Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Some fine food adventure reading…. Bourdain offers excellent insight into real food.”
-San Francisco Chronicle
“If you’re looking for a camel ride and an amiable companion, you could do a lot worse.”
-Dallas Morning News