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For the first time, Tony #39;s fans can get pictures of him in action around the world: Malaysia; Peru; India; Beirut; Indonesia; Argentina; Mexico; Texas; Montreal; Japan; Namibia; Ghana; Uzbekistan; Sicily; Iceland; Sweden; L.A.; China; Paris; Vegas; New York; Korea Kitchen Confidential has sold 300,000 copies; A Cook #39;s Tour has sold over 100,000; Les Halles has sold 30,000 No Reservations is a mainstay of the Discovery Channel #39;s programming - its popularity has made Bourdain a star far beyond the literary world

As every fan of the Travel Channel knows, Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential), executive chef of New York City's Les Halles restaurant, has spent the last three years hosting the series No Reservations, an entertaining account of his global travels to some of the world's most exotic places in search of food and adventure. He is right to insist that the book is not merely a companion to the series; through 400 stunning photographs, it does far more, chronicling failures along with successes as well as behind-the-scenes drama and some of the crew's downtime. The text accompanying the photos is tinged with all the characteristic Bourdain hallmarks: humor, wit, sarcasm, salty language, innate curiosity, and, above all, his intrepid spirit and lust for adventure. Whether enduring his "worst meal ever"-warthog in Namibia-or savoring steamed shark head in Singapore, the author, with his inimitable style, will ensure that readers enjoy going along for the ride on this irresistible journey. An indispensable addition to travel, culinary, and popular reading collections everywhere.-Deborah Ebster, Orlando, FL Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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Anthony Bourdain is the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential and A Cook's Tour, which was turned into a successful series by the same name for the Food Network. He has also written many thrillers and, recently, a successful cookbook, Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook. Anthony Bourdain lives in New York.

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As every fan of the Travel Channel knows, Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential), executive chef of New York City's Les Halles restaurant, has spent the last three years hosting the series No Reservations, an entertaining account of his global travels to some of the world's most exotic places in search of food and adventure. He is right to insist that the book is not merely a companion to the series; through 400 stunning photographs, it does far more, chronicling failures along with successes as well as behind-the-scenes drama and some of the crew's downtime. The text accompanying the photos is tinged with all the characteristic Bourdain hallmarks: humor, wit, sarcasm, salty language, innate curiosity, and, above all, his intrepid spirit and lust for adventure. Whether enduring his "worst meal ever"-warthog in Namibia-or savoring steamed shark head in Singapore, the author, with his inimitable style, will ensure that readers enjoy going along for the ride on this irresistible journey. An indispensable addition to travel, culinary, and popular reading collections everywhere.-Deborah Ebster, Orlando, FL Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

'Bourdain's enthusiasm is so intense that it practically explodes off the page...Bourdain shows himself to be one of the country's best food writers. His opinions are as strong as his language, and his tastes as infectious as his joy.' New York Times Book Review 'I've spent far too much time this year reading kitchen books. One that I particularly enjoyed was Anthony Bourdain's collection, The Nasty Bits, especially his commentaries on his own essays in which he tends to say: "I think I had my head up my ass when I wrote this thing"' Monica Ali 'Bawdy, bolshy and bursting with energy.' The Daily Mail on A COOK'S TOUR 'Fantastic: as lip-smackingly seductive as a bowl of fat chips and pungent aioli' The Daily Telegraph on KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL

The in-your-face, hard-boiled chef Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential) delivers another entertaining look at the best and worst places around the world in which to eat. While the book shares a title with Bourdain's popular television show, it achieves its author's goal of not being "some cynical, cheap-ass `companion' book to the series" featuring "a bunch of blurry photos taken from the show." The book chronicles his last three years globe-trotting-"a continuing journey of 200,000 miles"-as he's accompanied by a film crew whose "disturbing eccentricities" make up his "new dysfunctional family" with whom he shares his many adventures. The bulk of the book consists of beautifully composed photos of Bourdain's travels, "an honest and direct recording of the way life is lived in the rest of the world." But Bourdain also provides many of his always incisive and entertaining observations, ranging from short takes on Singapore ("one of the most food-centric, food-obsessed, food-crazy cultures on earth") and Iceland ("The notoriously stinky fermented shark was, in fact, the second worst thing I've ever put in my mouth") to longer looks at Beirut, cooks and "Bathrooms Around the World" (worst country for bathrooms: Uzbekistan). (Nov. 5) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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