Anthony Bourdain was a wonderful chef and the energy and passion he brought to food will be missed.
He also pulled no punches when it came to getting deep into food and that’s where we find ourselves today.
His book, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook is an homage to the joys of food and a sneaky broadside at some of those “big names” who misrepresent the journey of food to our plate.
Anthony Serves Up An Honest Helping
It might help if you get the lowdown on Medium Raw from Anthony himself.
Check out this video of him talking to an audience in Sydney and explaining the differences between “food porn” and the realities of kitchen life.
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As always this is passionate and slightly NSFW – so best not to turn the volume up in the office for this clip!
He always made me think when he spoke and this clip was no exception.
Is Medium Raw Worth Reading
This book is an essential for any library. You don’t have to be a foodie to enjoy this.
It’s a blunt, funny exploration of a subject that affects every single one of our lives. It’s a tribute to a lifetime’s work from a great man. It’s unmissable.
Yes, I know, I am a huge fan and therefore somewhat biased but thousands of people on Goodreads andAmazon who love it too – can’t be wrong. Enjoy!
You can buy Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook online.
More by Anthony Bourdain: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain – A Culinary Great Tells All