By Anthony Bourdain

Dodging minefields in Cambodia, diving into the icy waters open air a Russian tub, Chef Bourdain travels internationally looking for the final word meal. the one factor Anthony Bourdain loves up to cooking is touring, and A Cook's Tour is the shotgun marriage of his maximum passions.

Inspired via the query, 'What could be the ideal meal?', Anthony units out on a quest for his culinary holy grail. Our adventurous chef starts off out in Japan, the place he eats conventional Fugu, a toxic blowfish which are ready purely by way of especially approved cooks.

He then travels to Cambodia, up the mine-studded street to Pailin into self reliant Khmer Rouge territory and to Phnom Penh's Gun membership, the place neighborhood fare is served up along a menu of obtainable firearms. In Saigon, he's taken care of to a maintaining meal of reside Cobra middle prior to relocating directly to have fun with a snack with the Viet Cong within the Mecong Delta.

Further west, Kitchen Confidential lovers will realize the Gironde of Tony's formative years, the 1st cease on his eu itinerary. And from France, it's directly to Portugal, the place a whole village has been fattening a pig for months in anticipation of his arrival. And we're purely midway round the globe.

A Cook's Tour recounts, in Bourdain's inimitable variety, the adventures and misadventures of America's favourite chef.

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It was practically the same in various organizations, because it was determined by orders coming from the top in the corresponding ministries. All of the specialists that had been brought to the USSR along with their family members, were provided with foodstuffs on a par with those of Soviet citizens, in accordance with the ration card system that existed in our country until October 1947. Upon arrival in the Soviet Union, they were housed in buildings that were quite comfortable. If the distance was sufficiently great, the specialists were transported from their place of residence to work and back on buses.

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It was practically the same in various organizations, because it was determined by orders coming from the top in the corresponding ministries. All of the specialists that had been brought to the USSR along with their family members, were provided with foodstuffs on a par with those of Soviet citizens, in accordance with the ration card system that existed in our country until October 1947. Upon arrival in the Soviet Union, they were housed in buildings that were quite comfortable. If the distance was sufficiently great, the specialists were transported from their place of residence to work and back on buses.

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