Kitchen Confidential

Kitchen Confidential
Author: Anthony Bourdain
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-12-10
ISBN 10: 9781596917248
ISBN 13: 1596917245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Kitchen Confidential Book Review:

Anthony Bourdain, host of Parts Unknown, reveals "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine" in his breakout New York Times bestseller Kitchen Confidential. Bourdain spares no one's appetite when he told all about what happens behind the kitchen door. Bourdain uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable book, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike. From Bourdain's first oyster in the Gironde, to his lowly position as dishwasher in a honky tonk fish restaurant in Provincetown (where he witnesses for the first time the real delights of being a chef); from the kitchen of the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center, to drug dealers in the east village, from Tokyo to Paris and back to New York again, Bourdain's tales of the kitchen are as passionate as they are unpredictable. Kitchen Confidential will make your mouth water while your belly aches with laughter. You'll beg the chef for more, please.

Kitchen Confidential Deluxe Edition

Kitchen Confidential Deluxe Edition
Author: Anthony Bourdain
Publsiher: Ecco
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-10-23
ISBN 10: 9780062899545
ISBN 13: 0062899546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Kitchen Confidential Deluxe Edition Book Review:

A new, deluxe edition of Kitchen Confidential to celebrate the life of Anthony Bourdain. The book will feature a brand new introduction, a Q&A with Ecco publisher and Bourdain’s long-time editor Daniel Halpern. Interior pages are hand-annotated by Anthony Bourdain himself. The interior will also feature a brand new drawing by Ralph Steadman. Almost two decades ago, the New Yorker published a now infamous article, “Don’t Eat before You Read This,” by then little-known chef Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain spared no one’s appetite as he revealed what happens behind the kitchen door. The article was a sensation, and the book it spawned, the now classic Kitchen Confidential, became an even bigger sensation, a megabestseller with over one million copies in print. Frankly confessional, addictively acerbic, and utterly unsparing, Bourdain pulls no punches in this memoir of his years in the restaurant business—this time with never-before-published material.

Summary of Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain: Conversation Starters

Summary of Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain: Conversation Starters
Author: Paul Adams /. Bookhabits
Publsiher: Blurb
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN 10: 9780464782650
ISBN 13: 0464782651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Summary of Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain: Conversation Starters Book Review:

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain: Conversation Starters "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly" was written by American chef Anthony Bourdain in 2000. An updated edition was released in 2007, featuring new material. The book talks about Bourdain's personal life but also reveals behind-the-scenes stories from restaurant kitchens. The author describes the culinary industry as a sometimes hazardous workplace run by misfits, most of the time also unpleasant and intense. Bourdain believed that it's necessary for anyone who wants to enter the industry to have a somehow masochistic and irrational dedication to cooking. "Kitchen Confidential" was a New York Times bestseller and the starting point for Bourdain's popularity. In 2017, after the start of the Me Too movement, the author expressed remorse because of the book celebrating and enabling certain sexist behaviors. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Medium Raw

Medium Raw
Author: Anthony Bourdain
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-06-07
ISBN 10: 1408809176
ISBN 13: 9781408809174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Medium Raw Book Review:

A lot has changed since Kitchen Confidential - 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-travelling professional eater and drinker, Bourdain compares and contrasts what he's seen and what he's seeing, pausing along the way for a series of confessions, rants, investigations, and interrogations of some of the most controversial figures in food. And always he returns to the question: 'Why cook?' Or the harder one to answer: 'Why cook well?' Beginning with a secret and highly illegal after-hours gathering of powerful chefs he compares to a Mafia summit, Bourdain, in his distinctive, no-holds-barred style, cuts to the bone on every subject he tackles.

Gone Bamboo

Gone Bamboo
Author: Anthony Bourdain
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-12-18
ISBN 10: 9781596917262
ISBN 13: 1596917261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Gone Bamboo Book Review:

A hilarious crime thriller by Anthony Bourdain, the New York Times bestselling author of Kitchen Confidential and host of Parts Unknown on CNN. CIA-trained assassin Henry Denard is looking for the good life when he retires with his wife, Frances, to the Caribbean. He may have botched his last job a little--allowed Donnie Wicks, the guy Jimmy Pazz hired him to kill, to escape with his life--but Henry and Frances are determined to take it easy. That is until Donnie agrees to testify against Jimmy Pazz, and gets relocated by the Federal Witness Protection Program to Saint Martin as well. Now Jimmy Pazz is after both men--the mobster, and the man who was supposed to kill him--and things in Henry's paradise are about to get a lot more complicated. Written in Anthony Bourdain's signature style-raucous, funny, a bit vicious, and always fun-Gone Bamboo is a feast of murder, hitmen, and the hitwomen they love.

Bone In The Throat

Bone In The Throat
Author: Anthony Bourdain
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2010-08-31
ISBN 10: 1847676170
ISBN 13: 9781847676177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Bone In The Throat Book Review:

All is not well at the Dreadnought Grill. The chef has a smack habit, the owner has been set up by the FBI and in the midst of this, the sous-chef Tommy is just trying to do his job. As depraved as it is hilarious, Anthony Bourdain's first novel is street smart and spiced with drugged-up savvy, foul-mouthed feds and salty mob speak. With a cast of unforgettables like the hitman who covers himself in clingfilm to avoid leaving fingerprints and a plot with more twists than a plate of spaghetti, Bone in the Throat rocks through the streets of Manhattan at a blistering pace.

No Reservations

No Reservations
Author: Anthony Bourdain
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-10-30
ISBN 10: 1596914475
ISBN 13: 9781596914476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


No Reservations Book Review:

The host of the Travel Channel series "No Reservations" provides a behind-the-scenes account of his global culinary adventures, from New Jersey to New Zealand, offering commentary on food in every corner of the globe.

A Cook's Tour

A Cook's Tour
Author: Anthony Bourdain
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2010-09-17
ISBN 10: 9781608195176
ISBN 13: 1608195171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Cook's Tour Book Review:

From the host of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and bestselling author of Kitchen Confidential, this wonderful book sees Bourdain travelling the world discovering exotic foods. Dodging minefields in Cambodia, diving into the icy waters outside a Russian bath, Chef Bourdain travels the world over in search of the ultimate meal. The only thing Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling, and A Cook's Tour is the shotgun marriage of his two greatest passions. Inspired by the question, 'What would be the perfect meal?', Anthony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail. Our adventurous chef starts out in Japan, where he eats traditional Fugu, a poisonous blowfish which can be prepared only by specially licensed chefs. He then travels to Cambodia, up the mine-studded road to Pailin into autonomous Khmer Rouge territory and to Phnom Penh's Gun Club, where local fare is served up alongside a menu of available firearms. In Saigon, he's treated to a sustaining meal of live Cobra heart before moving on to savor a snack with the Viet Cong in the Mecong Delta. Further west, Kitchen Confidential fans will recognize the Gironde of Tony's youth, the first stop on his European itinerary. And from France, it's on to Portugal, where an entire village has been fattening a pig for months in anticipation of his arrival. And we're only halfway around the globe. . . A Cook's Tour recounts, in Bourdain's inimitable style, the adventures and misadventures of America's favorite chef.

The Nasty Bits

The Nasty Bits
Author: Anthony Bourdain
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-05-01
ISBN 10: 1596913606
ISBN 13: 9781596913608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Nasty Bits Book Review:

The best-selling author of Kitchen Confidential and A Cook's Tour shares a candid and outrageous collection of his worldwide culinary misadventures, from scrounging for eel in backstreet Hanoi, to quarreling with raw-food activist Woody Harrelson, to revealing the less than glamorous aspects of making television. Reprint.

The Bobby Gold Stories

The Bobby Gold Stories
Author: Anthony Bourdain
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2008-12-10
ISBN 10: 9781596917224
ISBN 13: 1596917229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Bobby Gold Stories Book Review:

Chef, author, and raconteur Anthony Bourdain is best known for traveling the globe on his TV show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Somewhat notoriously, he has established himself as a professional gadfly, bête noir, advocate, social critic, and pork enthusiast, recognized for his caustic sense of humor worldwide. He is as unsparing of those things he hates, as he is evangelical about his passions. Bourdain is the author of the New York Times bestselling Kitchen Confidential and Medium Raw; A Cook's Tour; the collection The Nasty Bits; the novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo; the biography Typhoid Mary: An Urban Historical; two graphic novels, Get Jiro! and Get Jiro!: Blood and Sushi and his latest New York Times bestselling cookbook Appetites. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Times of London, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Vanity Fair, Lucky Peach and many other publications. In 2013, Bourdain launched his own publishing line with Ecco, Anthony Bourdain Books, an imprint of HarperCollins. He is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning docuseries Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown on CNN, and before that hosted Emmy award-winning No Reservations and The Layover on Travel Channel, and The Taste on ABC.

Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook

Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook
Author: Anthony Bourdain,Jose de Meirelles,Philippe Lajaunie,Robert DiScalfani
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2004-10-15
ISBN 10: 158234180X
ISBN 13: 9781582341804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook Book Review:

Provides a collection of French bistro style recipes, including lobster bisque, coq au vin, and a warm potato and goat cheese tart.

World Travel

World Travel
Author: Anthony Bourdain,Laurie Woolever
Publsiher: Ecco Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-10
ISBN 10: 9780062802798
ISBN 13: 0062802798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


World Travel Book Review:

A guide to some of the world's most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony Bourdain Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania's utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman's Empty Quarter--and many places beyond. In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of his favorite places--in his own words. Featuring essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid, World Travel provides essential context that will help readers further appreciate the reasons why Bourdain found a place enchanting and memorable. Supplementing Bourdain's words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Chris; a guide to Chicago's best cheap eats by legendary music producer Steve Albini, and more. Additionally, each chapter includes sly, witty illustrations by cartoonist Tony Millionaire. For veteran travelers, armchair enthusiasts, and those in between, World Travel offers a chance to experience the world like Anthony Bourdain.

Anthony Bourdain Omnibus

Anthony Bourdain Omnibus
Author: Anthony Bourdain
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780747574989
ISBN 13: 0747574987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Anthony Bourdain Omnibus Book Review:

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly After twenty-five years of 'sex, drugs, bad behaviour and haute cuisine', chef and novelist Anthony Bourdain has decided to tell all. From his first oyster in the Gironde to his lowly position as a dishwasher in a honky tonk fish restaurant in Provincetown; from the kitchen of the Rainbow Room atop the Rockefeller Center to drug dealers in the East Village, from Tokyo to Paris and back to New York again, Bourdain's tales of the kitchen are as passionate as they are unpredictable, as shocking as they are funny. A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal Bourdain sets off to eat his way around the world. But this was never going to be a conventional culinary tour. He heads to Saigon where he eats the still-beating heart of a live cobra, and travels into Khmer Rouge territory to find the rumoured Wild West of Cambodia. He also dines with gangsters in Russia, finds a medieval pig slaughter and feast in Portugal, and returns to the fishing village where he first ate oysters as a child. Written with his inimitable machismo and humour, this is an adventure story sure to give you indigestion.

Anthony Bourdain Quotes

Anthony Bourdain Quotes
Author: Anthony Bourdain
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2016-07-04
ISBN 10: 9781535078627
ISBN 13: 1535078626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Anthony Bourdain Quotes Book Review:

" The Best Anthony Bourdain Quotation Book ever Published. Special Edition This book of Anthony Bourdain quotes contains only the rarest and most valuable quotations ever recorded about Anthony Bourdain, authored by a team of experienced researchers. Hundreds of hours have been spent in sourcing, editing and verifying only the best quotations about Anthony Bourdain for your reading pleasure, saving you time and expensive referencing costs. This book contains over 37 pages of quotations which are immaculately presented and formatted for premium consumption. Be inspired by these Anthony Bourdain quotes; this book is a niche classic which will have you coming back to enjoy time and time again. What's Inside: Contains only the best quotations on Anthony Bourdain Over 37 pages of premium content Beautifully formatted and edited for maximum enjoyment Makes for the perfect niche gift for you or someone special Enjoy such quotes such as: Kitchen Confidential' wasn't a cautionary or an expose. I wrote it as an entertainment for New York tri-state area line cooks and restaurant lifers, basically; I had no expectation that it would move as far west as Philadelphia. Anthony Bourdain An employer of mine back in the '80s was kind enough to take me on after a rough patch, and it made a big difference in my life that I knew I was the sort of person who showed up on time. It's a basic tell of character. Anthony Bourdain Anyone who doesn't have a great time in San Francisco is pretty much dead to me. Anthony Bourdain Anyone who's a chef, who loves food, ultimately knows that all that matters is: 'Is it good? Does it give pleasure?' Anthony Bourdain As I see it, fast food outfits have targeted small children with their advertising in a very effective way. You know, it's clowns and kid's toys and bright colors and things like that. Anthony Bourdain ... And much more! Click Add to Cart and Enjoy!"

Typhoid Mary

Typhoid Mary
Author: Anthony Bourdain
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-10-17
ISBN 10: 160819518X
ISBN 13: 9781608195183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Typhoid Mary Book Review:

From the host of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and bestselling author of Kitchen Confidential comes the true, thrilling story of Mary Mallon, otherwise known as the infamous Typhoid Mary. This is a tale of pursuit through the kitchens of New York City at the turn of the century. By the late nineteenth century, it seemed that New York City had put an end to the outbreaks of typhoid fever that had so frequently decimated the city's population. That is until 1904, when the disease broke out in a household in Oyster Bay, Long Island. Authorities suspected the family cook, Mary Mallon, of being a carrier. But before she could be tested, the woman, soon to be known as Typhoid Mary, had disappeared. Over the course of the next three years, Mary worked at several residences, spreading her pestilence as she went. In 1907, she was traced to a home on Park Avenue, and taken into custody. Institutionalized at Riverside Hospital for three years, she was released only when she promised never to work as a cook again. She promptly disappeared. For the next five years Mary worked in homes and institutions in and around New York, often under assumed names. In February 1915, a devastating outbreak of typhoid at the Sloane Hospital for Women was traced to her. She was finally apprehended and reinstitutionalized at Riverside Hospital, where she would remain for the rest of her life. Typhoid Mary is the story of her infamous life. Anthony Bourdain reveals the seedier side of the early 1900s, and writes with his renowned panache about life in the kitchen, uncovering the horrifying conditions that allowed the deadly spread of typhoid over a decade. Typhoid Mary is a true feast for history lovers and Bourdain lovers alike.

Appetites

Appetites
Author: Anthony Bourdain,Laurie Woolever
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN 10: 0062409964
ISBN 13: 9780062409966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Appetites Book Review:

Anthony Bourdain is a man of many appetites. And for many years, first as a chef, later as a world-traveling chronicler of food and culture on his CNN series Parts Unknown, he has made a profession of understanding the appetites of others. These days, however, if he’s cooking, it’s for family and friends. Appetites, his first cookbook in more than ten years, boils down forty-plus years of professional cooking and globe-trotting to a tight repertoire of personal favorites—dishes that everyone should (at least in Mr. Bourdain’s opinion) know how to cook. Once the supposed "bad boy" of cooking, Mr. Bourdain has, in recent years, become the father of a little girl—a role he has embraced with enthusiasm. After years of traveling more than 200 days a year, he now enjoys entertaining at home. Years of prep lists and the hyper-organization necessary for a restaurant kitchen, however, have caused him, in his words, to have "morphed into a psychotic, anally retentive, bad-tempered Ina Garten." The result is a home-cooking, home-entertaining cookbook like no other, with personal favorites from his own kitchen and from his travels, translated into an effective battle plan that will help you terrify your guests with your breathtaking efficiency.

Get Jiro!

Get Jiro!
Author: Anthony Bourdain,Joel Rose
Publsiher: Vertigo
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN 10: 140123951X
ISBN 13: 9781401239510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Get Jiro! Book Review:

A New York Times Bestseller. In a not-too-distant future L.A. where master chefs rule the town like crime lords and people literally kill for a seat at the best restaurants, a bloody culinary war is raging. On one side, the Internationalists, who blend foods from all over the world into exotic delights. On the other, the "Vertical Farm," who prepare nothing but organic, vegetarian, macrobiotic dishes. Into this maelstrom steps Jiro, a renegade and ruthless sushi chef, known to decapitate patrons who dare request a California Roll, or who stir wasabi into their soy sauce. Both sides want Jiro to join their factions. Jiro, however has bigger ideas, and in the end, no chef may be left alive! Anthony Bourdain, top chef, acclaimed writer (Kitchen Confidential, Medium Raw) and star of the hit travel show, No Reservations, co-writes with Joel Rose (Kill Kill Faster Faster, The Blackest Bird) this stylized send-up of food culture and society, with detailed and dynamic art by Langdon Foss.

Anthony Bourdain Remembered

Anthony Bourdain Remembered
Author: CNN
Publsiher: Ecco
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-05-28
ISBN 10: 9780062956583
ISBN 13: 0062956582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Anthony Bourdain Remembered Book Review:

A moving and insightful collection of quotes, memories, and images celebrating the life of Anthony Bourdain When Anthony Bourdain died in June 2018, the outpouring of love from his fans around the world was momentous. The tributes spoke to his legacy: That the world is much smaller than we imagine and people are more alike than they are different. As Bourdain once said, “If I’m an advocate of anything, it’s to move…Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food.” Anthony Bourdain Remembered brings together memories and anecdotes from fans reminiscing about Bourdain’s unique achievements and his enduring effect on their lives as well as comments from chefs, journalists, filmmakers, musicians, and writers inspired by Tony including Barack Obama, Eric Ripert, Jill Filipovic, Ken Burns, Questlove, and José Andrés, among many others. These remembrances give us a glimpse of Tony’s widespread impact through his political and social commitments; his dedication to travel and eating well (and widely); and his love of the written word, along with his deep compassion, open-mindedness, and interest in lives different from his own. Anthony Bourdain Remembered captures Tony’s inimitable spirit and passion in the words of his devoted fans as well as some of his closest friends and colleagues.

The Devil in the Kitchen

The Devil in the Kitchen
Author: Marco Pierre White
Publsiher: Orion
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-02-14
ISBN 10: 1409139581
ISBN 13: 9781409139584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Devil in the Kitchen Book Review:

The long-awaited autobiography of the archetypal kitchen bad boy - Marco Pierre White When Marco Pierre White's mother died when he was just six years old, it transformed his life. Soon, his father was urging him to earn his own keep and by sixteen he was working in his first restaurant. White went on to learn from some of the best chefs in the country, such as Albert Roux, Raymond Blanc and Pierre Koffmann. He survived the intense pressure of hundred-hour weeks in the heat of the kitchen, developed his own style, and then struck out on his own. At Harveys in Wandsworth, which he opened in 1987, he developed a reputation as a stunning cook and a rock 'n' roll sex god of the kitchen. But he was also a man who might throw you out of his restaurant, and his temper was legendary, as younger chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal would find out when they worked for him. He eventually opened several more restaurants, won every honour going and then realised that it still wasn't enough. Here Marco takes the reader right into the heat of the kitchen with a sharp-edged wit and a sizzling pace that will fascinate anyone brave enough to open the pages of this book and enter his domain.

Anthony Bourdain: The Last Interview

Anthony Bourdain: The Last Interview
Author: MELVILLE HOUSE
Publsiher: Melville House
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN 10: 1612198252
ISBN 13: 9781612198255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Anthony Bourdain: The Last Interview Book Review:

The New York Times Bestseller The brilliant intellect and candor of Anthony Bourdain is on full display in this collection of interviews from throughout his remarkable career, including interviews with Neil Degrasse Tyson and Trevor Noah Anthony Bourdain always downplayed his skills as a chef (many disagreed). But despite his modesty, one thing even he agreed with was that he was a born raconteur—as he makes clear in this collection of sparkling conversations. His wit, passion, and deep intelligence shine through all manner of discussion here, from heart-to-hearts with bloggers, to on-stage talks before massive crowds, to intense interviews with major television programs. Without fail, Bourdain is always blisteringly honest—such as when he talks about his battles with addiction, or when detailing his thoughts on restaurant critics. He regularly dispenses arresting insight about how what’s on your plate reveals much of history and politics. And perhaps best of all, the heartfelt empathy he developed travelling the world for his TV shows is always in the fore, as these talks make the “Hemingway of gastronomy,” as chef Marco Pierre White called him, live again.