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19 November 2001
| A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal|
Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Anthony Bourdain books, Memoirs, Gastronomy books
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.
A Cook's Tour (book) Wikipedia
Bourdain's travels included Portugal, France, Vietnam, Russia, Morocco, Japan, Cambodia, Mexico, Spain, and French Laundry in Napa Valley.
He tries such exotic dishes as still beating cobra heart and soft-boiled duck embryo with half formed bones and feathers. InSaint Petersburg: vodka
Moulay Idriss, Fez: couscous, tagine, brochette
The book was named 2002 Food Book of the Year by the British Guild of Food Writers.
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.