A Cook's Tour (book)

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A Cook's Tour
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First edition
Author Anthony Bourdain
Original title A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal
Country United States
Language English
Genre Memoir/Travel
Published 2001 (Bloomsbury Press)
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 288 pp
ISBN 0-06-001278-1
Preceded by Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Followed by Typhoid Mary

A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal, sometimes later published as A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines, is a New York Times bestselling book written by chef and author Anthony Bourdain in 2001. It is Bourdain's account of his world travels – eating exotic local dishes and experiencing life as a native in each country. The book was simultaneously made into a television series featuring Bourdain for the Food Network.

Locations[edit]

Bourdain's travels included Portugal, France, Vietnam, Russia, Morocco, Japan, Cambodia, Mexico, Spain, and French Laundry in Napa Valley.

Foods[edit]

He tries such exotic dishes as still beating cobra heart and soft-boiled duck embryo with half formed bones and feathers. In

Award[edit]

The book was named 2002 Food Book of the Year by the British Guild of Food Writers.[1]

Title[edit]

The title is derived from "Cook's Tour", a British idiomatic phrase meaning a brief or cursory guide to a subject or place. Its origin is in the trips organized by Thomas Cook in the 19th century.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guild of Food Writers Award Winners 2002". Guild of Food Writers Award Winners 2002. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  2. ^ "Cook's Tour". reference.com. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 

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