The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Dec 10, 2008 - Cooking - 304 pages
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In the multiweek New York Times bestseller The Nasty Bits, bestselling chef and No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain serves up a well-seasoned hellbroth of candid, often outrageous stories from his worldwide misadventures. Whether surviving a lethal hot pot in Chengdu, splurging on New York's priciest sushi, or singing the praises of Ecuadorian line cooks and Hell's Kitchen dives, Bourdain is as provocative, engaging, and opinionated as ever. The Nasty Bits is an irresistible tasting menu of food writing at its outrageous best-served up Bourdain style.
  

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If you like reading food writing, this is a good read. - Goodreads
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Review: The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones

User Review  - Ensiform - Goodreads

Just what it says on the cover, a collection of previously published pieces of food, chefs, travel, and cultural commentary (plus one fiction piece). I'm a Bourdain fan, but most of these essays are ... Read full review

Review: The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones

User Review  - Fayette - Goodreads

This book is a collection of essays and articles which Bourdain has written over a period of time. This means each chapter more or less stands on it's own and you can put it down and pick it up ... Read full review

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Contents

The Evildoers
11
A Commencement Address Nobody Asked For
17
Food and Loathing in Las Vegas
21
Are You a Crip or a Blood?
36
Viva Mexico Viva Ecuador
41
Counter Culture
46
A Life of Crime
54
Advanced Courses
63
Madness in Crescent City
139
A View from the Fridge
142
Notes from the Road
148
The Dive
153
Culinary Muse
165
Is Anybody Home?
170
Bottoming Out
175
Food Terrorists
178

SWEET
66
My Manhattan
74
Hardcore
80
When the Cookings Over Turn Out the Lights Turn Out the Lights
85
The Cooks Companions
94
China Syndrome
101
No Shoes
105
The Love Boat
108
What You Didnt Want to Know About Making Food Television
130
Warning Signs
135
Sleaze Gone By
182
UMAMI
188
The Hungary American
194
Decoding Ferran Adria
202
Brazilian BeachBlanket Bingo
210
The Old Good Stuff
223
Die Die Must Try
230
Commentary
270
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Anthony Bourdain is the author of seven books, including the bestselling Kitchen Confidential and A Cook's Tour. A thirty-year veteran of professional kitchens, he is the host of the television series No Reservations and the executive chef at Les Halles in Manhattan. He lives in New York City.

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