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No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach

No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach By Anthony Bourdain No Reservations Around the World on an Empty Stomach More than just a companion to the hugely popular Travel Channel show No Reservations is Bourdain s fully illustrated journal of his far flung travels The book traces his trips from New Zealand to New

  • Title: No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach
  • Author: Anthony Bourdain
  • ISBN: 9781596914476
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Hardcover
  • No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach By Anthony Bourdain More than just a companion to the hugely popular Travel Channel show, No Reservations is Bourdain s fully illustrated journal of his far flung travels The book traces his trips from New Zealand to New Jersey and everywhere in between, mixing beautiful, never before seen photos and mementos with Bourdain s outrageous commentary on what really happens when you give a bad boMore than just a companion to the hugely popular Travel Channel show, No Reservations is Bourdain s fully illustrated journal of his far flung travels The book traces his trips from New Zealand to New Jersey and everywhere in between, mixing beautiful, never before seen photos and mementos with Bourdain s outrageous commentary on what really happens when you give a bad boy chef an open ticket to the world Want to know where to get good fatty crab in Rangoon How to order your reindeer medium rare How to tell a Frenchman that his baguette is invading your personal space This is your book For any Bourdain fan, this is an indispensable opportunity to hit the road with the man himself.
    No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach By Anthony Bourdain

    No Reservations Around the World on an Empty Stomach by Jan , No Reservations is a collection of outtakes, of sorts, from Bourdain s Travel Channel show That said, it s an insightful look into the process of making television today and the challenges of balancing the demands of a network with the ethics of the people actually starring in and filming the show. No Reservations Around the World on an Empty Stomach by Oct , Overview More than just a companion to the hugely popular Travel Channel show, No Reservations is Bourdain s fully illustrated journal of his far flung travels The book traces his trips from New Zealand to New Jersey and everywhere in between, mixing beautiful, never before seen photos and mementos with Bourdain s outrageous commentary on what really happens when you give a bad boy No Reservations Around the World on an Empty Stomach No Reservations Around the World on an Empty Stomach Hardcover Illustrated, October , by Anthony Bourdain Author Visit s Anthony Bourdain Page Find all the books, read about the author, and See search results for this author. No Reservations Around the World on an Empty Stomach Nov , About No Reservations More than just a companion to the hugely popular Travel Channel show, No Reservations is Bourdain s fully illustrated journal of his far flung travels.

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    1. Audrey on said:

      No Reservations is a collection of outtakes, of sorts, from Bourdain s Travel Channel show That said, it s an insightful look into the process of making television today and the challenges of balancing the demands of a network with the ethics of the people actually starring in and filming the show I was most struck by Bourdain s cultural sensitivity Of course, he didn t grow up in America, but he insists that he will be a New Yorker for the rest of his life His observations about Western attitud [...]

    2. Maria on said:

      Pretty much the t.v show in book format Bourdain offers a little insight to the goings on behind the show, but much of it already heard seen on the series Still it s Bourdain and what s not to like

    3. Arjun Mishra on said:

      I was hoping for food porn The actual episodes are cornucopias of food porn, usually combined with some wonderfully attractive aspect of the locality Bourdain and crew are traversing In East Asia, it is bright lights in a crowded marketplace In equatorial places, there is a tropical scene to give the episode a camera rich environment Coastal areas are compliment the food with the scenery of the ocean and sea life The minute details that make No Reservations the television show so successful and [...]

    4. Torrey on said:

      The book that I read for this quarter is No Reservations Around the World on an Empty Stomach Anthony traveled all over the world to try dishes from different countries and to explore their culture Anthony based this book on his television show No Reservations No Reservations airs on the Travel Channel Anthony wrote this book in order to show the behind the scenes of his show, and to tell about his travels.One country that Anthony traveled to was Ghana Ghana is located in West Africa Anthony rea [...]

    5. Erikwithak on said:

      A great book about a New York chef who journey s around the world He takes in the local food and culture, in a very funny, cynical, and controversial matter Anthony Bourdain is incredible witty and very edgy in his writing style The book includes recipes and a great look through the eyes of somebody who just loves to eat Anthony is not the most respectful of the traditions of the cultures he experiences yet he never reveals his true feelings to his guide The true feelings come out in his inner m [...]

    6. Shalimar Steinberg on said:

      I really liked this book It covers much of the same ground as the tv show of the same name, but gives you insight into the motivations and experiences that the crew had traveling Bourdain writes much like he speaks, and is an amusing if somewhat snide story teller Some of the pictures and stories are very moving, and most are beautiful.

    7. Tim Hewlett-parker on said:

      A great accompaniment to his TV show with plenty of good advice on how to get the most out of your visits to such colorful countries Tony s opinions are always worth reading, if nothing else they ll give you a good laugh A fun guide

    8. Jim Townsend on said:

      Excellent book I guess Bourdain had a few gastronomic orgasms while also having many a chance to pop an Imodium.

    9. Sara on said:

      This book is, Bourdain tells us in his introduction, essentially a scrapbook of the past three years of his life It s photo documentation of him and his crew making the television show No Reservations Each location has its own short intro, but the book is dominated by the photos And it s fine, as far as it goes The pictures are pretty or not, as appropriate and the reminiscence is reminiscence I don t wish I had the time I spent reading it back again or anything.The problem is, that s really as [...]

    10. Patrick McCoy on said:

      I have been a fan of Anthony Bourdain since Kitchen Confidential and have enjoyed all of his TV series so I thought it would be fun to revisit No Reservations through the companion book, No Reservations Around The World On An Empty Stomach 2007 It is essentially a picture table book with photos taken by his crew for private and promotional purposes with some commentary from Bourdain The crew is introduced in Meet The Band which is followed by an Introduction The next several sections are arrange [...]

    11. LibraryCin on said:

      Bourdain is a chef and travels around the world as a host for a travel food show This book is primarily photographs of those travels, along with stories about the places and the food I will start by specifying that I am not a foodie , so the pictures and descriptions of food weren t all that exciting to me I also didn t know who the author was or anything about his tv show The stories were about the cultures of the places he and his crew visited, with a bit about the food thrown in, along with [...]

    12. Bryant on said:

      This is really just a companion book to Anthony Bourdain s Travel Channel series, though admittedly one that would look handsome on your coffee table It s full of glossy pictures of the people and places from the first three years of his shows, including behind the scenes images you may not have seen on the show If you haven t watched the program, it may not mean much to you But for those who have, you get some extra insights into how it was made and the motivations of Tony and his crew There ar [...]

    13. Cik Aini on said:

      My confession, I rarely watch No Reservations on Travel channel I d only gone through the whole episode when they went to Malaysia When I read Fariza s review, I wanted to borrow it Since this is a memoir cross with photo journals, it didn t take that long to finish this memoir Bourdain wrote his personal experience, even though, I think it was a tad too short I actually wanted to know on his observations of the places Not all, can be read with such gullibility I d my share of interest and disl [...]

    14. Peggy on said:

      I am a fan of Anthony Bourdain, who travels the world on the Travel Channel, looking at the cuisines of many countries, so when I saw his book on the shelf in New Books, I thought I would give it a try I really enjoyed the book I saw many of the places that have been visited on the TV series in it.The author likes to eat what the people of each culture are eating so he eats anything and everything Some of the show is pretty graphic and so is the book in places Other places in the book are quite [...]

    15. Leah K on said:

      No Reservations Around the World on an Empty Stomach by Anthony Bourdain288 pages I know Anthony Bourdain isn t everyone s cup of tea, but I personally love the guy His no BS attitude towards life is pretty refreshing in a world of overly politically correct people He has respect for those around him and for the cultures he encounters but he also is incredibly honest and I love that about him.If you enjoyed his show, No Reservations, this is a quick accompaniment to that It s 288 pages but it s [...]

    16. Blair on said:

      Self indulgent is my first thought I realize these are sort of the leftovers from the show, but it was a big book of nothing I felt like Bourdain tried really hard to be all introspective and I m better than you because I travel, which is annoying in and of itself However, I really had a problem with the fact that he tries to pretend that he really got to know life and the people in the places that he visited I don t care how much you drink with them, if you are spending one week in a place and [...]

    17. Julia on said:

      Who cannot spend time with this man, and not end up absolutely loving him Anthony Bourdain is than a culinary explorer, cultural critic, Ramones adoring bada s, he is most importantly, a hilarious speaker who can successfully translate his razor sharp wit into the written word Every book I ve read of his has images that jump off of page, humor that makes me laugh out loud, and thought provoking musing about the transitority nature of happiness and life This book, although basically a pictorial [...]

    18. Angel on said:

      I will say that I am not a fan, but I have seen his show on Travel Channel a couple of times and liked what I saw So, when I saw this in my local public library, I decided to take a chance on it The photos are great, and this is mostly a photo book with some narrative The book is definitely a pleasure to look through Though there is little text, what is offered is thoughtful, considerate, and at times moving Bourdain and his crew truly immerse themselves in the places they visit, and a reader ca [...]

    19. Emily on said:

      In the last three months, I ve been home a lot and I ve watched a lot of television During this time, I have become obsessed with No Reservations on the Travel Channel This book is a compilation summary of the photos and experiences of Anthony Bourdain and the No Reservations crew as they travel around the world filming this show Most of the book sums up the highs and lows of many of the places they ve been That part is OK, but I liked the last 30 or so pages the best, where Bourdain discusses t [...]

    20. Amanda on said:

      I m a sucker for Bourdain and generally hang on his every word I was surprised that I didn t love this book, but since I ve seen almost every episode of the show it was just too repetitive It s a photo journal of the filming of his show with a tiny bit of commentary for each city While the pictures were interesting, there wasn t enough text for my taste It feels like cheating to count this toward my yearly tally of books readIt was a fun book to see and I d recommend any Bourdain fan borrow it f [...]

    21. Kataklicik on said:

      Tony, Tony, Tony Inasmuch as I found Kitchen Confidential grating towards the end too much of you is not necessarily a good thing , this book I like Yes, I agree it s no than a collage or a scrapbook, a momento of your series, but it was short and sweet Photos are beautiful, your comments succint, and at worse, one would feel like a stalker who goes through all those photos of friends holidays which they ve put up on Faacebook PS I m a Malaysian, and am sooo happy you found my country beautiful [...]

    22. Ryelor on said:

      I love Anthony Bourdain s writing Kitchen Confidential hooked me Loved Medium Raw The Nasty Bits was entertaining The parts of this book where Bourdain actually writes are great This book has a lot of pictures beautiful, all of them and was the perfect type of book to check out from the library On the back of my library book was a pricetag of 34.95 Seems kind of steep to me since it s mostly pictures However, like I said, the parts where Bourdain writes were great Especially memorable was the se [...]

    23. Stephanie on said:

      I would like to say that this book was great The travels that Mr Bourdain takes are the cure for my wanderlust There are two quotes that I would like to add to the review Page 267 Particularly these days when so much of what you hear coming out of people s mouths is bullsh t There is no lying with food Page 286 Staring at my infant daughter while she sleeps, her expression changing second by second as pleasure, fear, concern and wonder flash across her brain I findmething I ve seen those express [...]

    24. Mary Catherine on said:

      This is really just a picture book it only took me about an hour to read because there aren t a lot of words involved.If you watch Bourdain s show No Reservations then there isn t much in this book that s new Don t get this book expecting another Kitchen Confidential Definitely a good one to borrow from the library, rather than buying it.

    25. Donna on said:

      This book is based on Anthony Bourdain s travels to various foreign countries on a mission to find the perfect meal He travels to various South American, Asian, and European countries and writes about his interactions with well known chefs and locals and his experiences eating the local food and soaking up the local flavor I loved reading about the hairy situations that he sometimes finds himself in as well as day dreaming about when I ll be able to visit the places that he writes about A must r [...]

    26. Jessica on said:

      Interesting for fans of the show, but I would ve preferred text The pictures were nice although some were pixelated , but I was interested in the stories I especially wanted to read about his experiences in Beirut Bourdain really needs to come out with a book similar to A Cook s Tour with his updated No Reservations experiences I ve read that he s going to release another fiction title and a book on moving his family to Vietnam for a year, but I want on his travel experiences.

    27. Karlie on said:

      Too many photos of Anthony Bourdain Too many photos of dead animal carcases The shots weren t as beautiful as I would expect from a travel centric photo book They were amateur than I would have liked There were a few very nice ones, which is why I think the others were so disappointing I think this book is intended for people who have already seen the TV show which I haven t yet but will be watching soon , as the descriptions were incredibly brief and mostly not that interesting Don t pick up t [...]

    28. Melissa on said:

      Mostly photos, this book was the equivalent of a poorly written journal short entries, not much insight, rarely compelling For a person who has seen all the episodes Bourdain comments on, it is somewhat interesting to know what he was really feeling in some of the locations If anything, it made me dislike Bourdain a little bit because of his repeated suprise at finding anything or anyone interesting outside of New York or LA I couldn t read the whole thing because it was due back to the library. [...]

    29. Ariestess on said:

      This book is like gold, AFAIC.It reads just like Tony Bourdain is telling a series of stories to a captivated audience I ve watched enough eps of No Reservations to know TB s cadences and speech vocal nuances And this book just proves that he writes like he speaks Which is awesome And the pictures Breathtakingly gorgeous.I really need to get Kitchen Confidential now

    30. BeerDiablo on said:

      Even if you don t watch the Travel Channel show that this book mines for material, this is a cash in, coffee table book Some offhand paragraphs introduce each section that s dedicated to a country or region s multiple pages of photographs.For fans of the show, either check this out at the library or read it in a bookstore.Start at page 248 for fresh material and answers to questions that probably popped into your head while watching this travel show.

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