With Anthony Bourdain, the restaurant business can seem like. “The Nasty Bits, ” mainly a catchall of Bourdain’s magazine and newspaper. 8 quotes from The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones: ‘Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world. Bestselling chef and No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain has never been one to pull punches. In The Nasty Bits, he serves up a well-seasoned hellbroth of .

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Definitely not just for foodies. Arranged around the basic tastes: I have no doubt that he had planned it, thought about it, considered it many times over his lifetime, so like a good sous chef, I would bet he had done his prep work. Like some medieval maps though, there were parts of his life labelled Heard on All Things Considered.

Did we disappoint you? Jan 18, Ensiform rated it liked it Shelves: He was doing a sort of food archaeology, digging down to find the purest food that a culture has produced, or even that this one neighborhood has produced, and what does that say about everything. Either way, get around to it. Even he admitted to rolling his eyes at some of Bourdain is at his best when he’s writing about food, travel, or any combination of the two. So this Saturday it has come to pass that I finished the book I was reading.

He took joy in being wrong about a place or a person, especially when he found out a place he had dismissed had hidden gems or a person he had dissed had hidden depths. He is a hard living egotistical sexist guy, who is also a fine word smith and I’m certain a decent chef.

Certainly, there was nasgy part of me that wanted to be him because his life seemed so free, so uninhibited, so epically fulfilling. He offset the cynical, seen-it-all attitude with a lyrical, bis, almost boyish awe of those he admired, whether they be a chef, a writer, a painter, a musician, a taxi driver, a bartender, or a Mexican dish washer.

And so it is with The Nasty Bits, a heaping plate of older writings from magazines, etc. The final piece was a short fiction story, which was sort of meh. The Nasty Bits, instead, describes the sweat, noise and grind of the modern restaurant kitchen, the drugs some chefs, including him, have taken to get through their shifts and the alcohol consumed after work.


He was dismissive of other celebrity chefs. I really enjoy his gritty matter-of-fact antbony to his writing and his TV shows like Parts Unknown. This website uses cookies to improve user experience.

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

In The Nasty Bitshe serves up a well-seasoned hellbroth of candid, often outrageous stories from his worldwide misadventures. Refresh and try again.

Actually, I started to be grateful for those, bourdaiin some of those were at least readable. I even watched the shorter lived Layoverbut where he really put his best work together was when he moved to CNN and launched Parts Unknown.

My woman friend said She enjoyed the interview and didn’t think he was the slightest bit sexist but instead more sexy and appealing proving that it takes all kinds.

This is a collection of essays directly and tangentially related to Bourdain’s exploits as the chef of a fabulous restaurant in New York, and his travels around the world eating at Michelin rated venues and off-the-beaten path jewels. Being the book crazed fiend that I am, I appreciated, almost as much as his talent with expanding my palate and making foreign climates accessible, his great love for books. They were in a dark corner of his brain doing push ups, lifting barbells, hitting punching bags, skipping rope, getting ready for the moment when someone leaves the gate unlocked.

And it really made me hungry! The reader can almost hear him dragging on his cigarette between sentences. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. His latest book is The Nasty Bits: But in The Nasty Bits and in the all the accounts of the unpleasantness that can happen he does bring us to the other side where he enjoys wild and wonderful food from his globe hopping adventures where he dines on turtle, scorpions, eel, all freshly made and enjoyed by Bourdain.


I am so obsessed with kitchen shoes, I bet I would love reading a book like this! The room was filled with smiles and good cheer in spite of the Night of the Living Dead overtones and the blood lots of it running across the plastic. At least as much as me.

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They work harder, under more difficult conditions, in an often fly-by-night industry with uncertain futures, catering to a fickle and capricious regulatory environment in which you can do everything right and still fail. My depiction of the day’s rather extraordinary events is workmanlike enough, Bifs guess…but, typically, I fall short. This might actually be the most fun part of the book, and absolutely worth the time to read. Feb 13, Aaron rated it it was ok.

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Many of these pieces start by meandering around a variety of potential topics before settling on a subject. I love watching him on TV. Jun 19, Kristen rated it liked burdain. Did these reviewers just forget to read the preface.

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The comments are a nice touch because it shows how Bourdain’s opinions can morph and change with additional life experiences, one of his most endearing qualities. I recommend that Bourdain sticks to what he does best and keep telling us of his life adventures, that is what keeps me coming back for more. A bihs of reviewers of this book seem to get a really worked up over the structure.

It’s books like these that really make me feel like even though I left the life of the cook, I still feel like I have a membership card in what might possibly be the coolest culture ever. Found the commentaries at the back of the book funny since they offer a more balanced view as he ref Collection of articles written through the years: