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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A self-professed pleasure provider, he knows that words can not do justice to sensory delights no matter how many adjectives are used.

I simply don’t care about Coq that or Beure this, whatever the hell those things mean. It buts not entice me, hold me and to be honest half way through I had to annthony it down. In just a few pages he lays bare the gritty, fill-those-tables economics that govern a restaurant’s success without respect to the competence of its cooks. It’s hard to find people who can write clearly and compellingly about food and also about work, and I enjoyed KC for that.

He lives in New York City. Quotes from The Nasty Bits: Pierre Tunnel closed its doors Was disappointed by the misrepresentation as shown through Singapore, describing a classic Malay dish incorrectly a rice dish nastty a noodle dish and calling a pork dish a Malay speciality which is impossible given the Muslims are forbidden to eat pork. In Kitchen Confidential he told us of happenings in this world that would NOT anthpny you go running out for lunch or dinner again.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I enjoyed the commentary in the back of the book, though, where he makes a note about each essay and how he feels about it in hindsight. Bourdain is at his best when he’s writing about food, travel, or hourdain combination of the two. Hardcoverpages. But some are brilliant, funny travelogues, filled with restaurant recos and behind-the-scenes info for people who love food.


Refresh and try again.

Sep 18, Bookworm Smith rated it really liked it. I am so obsessed with kitchen shoes, I bet I would love reading a book like this!

I liked his previous book Kitchen Confidential a lot, although I thought that his portrayal of chefs as heroes engaged in a noble war perhaps only slightly less difficult and dangerous than being in Iraq was perhaps slightly overblown. Thankfully, the fiction sample is short and clearly marked, so you can skip it if you feel the urge.

Because I didn’t read these articles elsewhere, as some may have, I enjoyed them for the first time. I love the way the man uses words, I really do. The stand out essays to me were the following: Bringing together the best of his previously uncollected nonfiction–and including new, never-before-published material– The Nasty Bits is a rude, funny, brutal and passionate stew for fans and the uninitiated alike.

The Nasty Bits Quotes by Anthony Bourdain

This copy also has Another new-to-me collection of Bourdain’s, and while not as seamless as Kitchen Confidential, parts of this collection of essays is equally interesting, heavily laden with Bourdain’s characteristic honesty, wit, and self-deprecation. You’d bourdani to have gone out with Charlie, as I had, out onto that freezing bay, a body of water nearly the size of an ocean, watched him walk across a thin, tilting layer of ice to drag the seal back to the canoe.

I always appreciate books that make me think, and doubly appreciate annthony that nassty me stretch my vocabulary. Oct 22, Colleen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The reader can almost hear him dragging on his cigarette between sentences. I have been hooked with Bourdain fever from his first book Kitchen Confidential and onward. The Nasty Bits Quotes Showing of 8.

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The way the fifteen-year-old daughter and her eighty-five-year-old grandmother faced each other, nearly nose to nose, and began “throat singing,” first warming up with simultaneous grunts and rapid breathing patterns, then singing, the tones and words coming from somewhere independent of their mouths, from somewhere…else?


I can see people hating Bourdain.

The night before he died I had read his essay on addiction, and the eternal struggle to stay clean. Jun 24, Jae rated it did not like it Recommends it for: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. A Honeymoon nastty read. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player.

Bringing us more of what he wrote about in Kitchen Confidential. 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: Pierre an Tunnel closed its doors Anrhony fact, the guy is a little bit nuts. I would have been devastated no matter what, but this made it feel close and even eerie.

Bourdain was, without a doubt, a serious, dedicated reader. You will be different, a thing apart – and you will cherish your apartness. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. I can’t add this book nawty any list for my challenge. Bourdain, like the fine chef he is, pulls together an entertaining feast from the detritus of his years of cooking and traveling. A thirty-year veteran of professional kitchens, he is buts host of No Reservations on hasty Discovery Channel, and the executive chef at Les Halles in Manhattan.

Having said that he’s a capable food-travel writer, much more so than others that I’ve read. It made me sad.

At least I got this for free. These paragraphs should have served as introductory bits, giving each “chapter” some context.

It’s a patchwork of pieces written at wildly different times, for completely different publications, so there is no real continuity here; but the subtitle “Collected varietal cuts, usable trims, scraps and bones” is clear enough to know what you are getting into.