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A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal
Les Halles Executive Chef Anthony Bourdain travels the globe reliving earlier gastronomic experiences and questing for new culinary milestones; some of those include dining on lamb testicle, snake bile wine, haggis, fried worms, sautéed ant eggs, braised bat, and partially incubated duck egg with beak and feathers present. He will try anything once although his limitations are pushed several times. His edible journey is not all vile and disgusting come...
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Bourdain tells all about the events in France during his youth that led to his becoming a chef, the three types of people who become professional cooks, and the things that make the lifestyle at times difficult, unique, challenging, grueling, intense, and incredible. He tells of his early fascination with food, eventual education at the Culinary Institute of America, and working his way up from dishwasher to Executive Chef of Les Halles in NYC. Along t...
The Bobby Gold Stories
Bobby Gold is apprehended with a rental car containing five kilos of cocaine, then arrested, convicted, and serves out an eight-year prison sentence. While incarcerated Gold spends his time learning anatomy, pressure points, and the martial arts, all the while bulking-up his tall but skinny frame to a lean and muscular physique. He learns to be a tough guy, so that by the time he is released he has become one extremely bad dude. Now Gold is working i...