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World Travel

An Irreverent Guide

Anthony Bourdain Laurie Woolever Wesley Allsbrook

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Bloomsbury
20 April 2021
A celebration of the life and legacy of one of the most important food writers of all time - the inimitable Anthony Bourdain Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to the stunning desert solitude of Oman's Empty Quarter - and many places beyond.

In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of his favorite places - in his own words. Featuring essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid.

Supplementing Bourdain's words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Chris; a guide to Chicago's best cheap eats by legendary music producer Steve Albini, and more.
By:   Anthony Bourdain, Laurie Woolever
Illustrated by:   Wesley Allsbrook
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   702g
ISBN:   9781526630230
ISBN 10:   1526630230
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   20 April 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Anthony Bourdain was the New York Times-bestselling author of Kitchen Confidential, which sold over a million copies, Medium Raw, A Cook's Tour and The Nasty Bits, the cookbooks Appetites and Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook, and the novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo. His work appeared in the New York Times and The New Yorker. He was the host of the popular television shows No Reservations and Parts Unknown. Bourdain died in June 2018. Laurie Woolever is a writer and editor, and spent nearly a decade assisting Anthony Bourdain, with whom she coauthored the cookbook Appetites in 2016. She's written about food and travel for the New York Times, GQ, Food & Wine, Lucky Peach, Saveur, Dissent, Roads & Kingdoms, and others, and has worked as an editor at Art Culinaire and Wine Spectator.

Reviews for World Travel: An Irreverent Guide

This is the stuff of real writing ... Bourdain is a great original * Mail on Sunday * One of the world's first and most influential celebrity chefs * Guardian * Thrillingly profane, aggressively truthful voice ... He would eat anything, go anywhere and say anything * New York Times * Bourdain is a very funny writer; sharp, honest and with a beguiling mix of belligerence and sensitivity * Sunday Telegraph * Brilliantly written in a raw, stylist gonzo prose, with pitch-black humour and a devilish turn of phrase * Evening Standard * Christ, could Bourdain weave words ... Imagery like crime-scene photos, the flayed raw humour of a morgue attendant, the sort of one-liners a hitman drips as he pulls the trigger, and similes that would make Raymond Chandler eat his own pencils. For all the rock'n'roll, the easy, sleazy charm, the guy wrote like a poet * Guardian * Terrific ... His love for his subjects - both the food and the cook - sings * Daily Telegraph * Thrillingly profane, aggressively truthful ... He would eat anything, go anywhere and say anything * New York Times * Bourdain is a vivid, bawdy and often foul-mouthed writer. He thrills in the attack, but he is also an enthusiast who writes well about things he holds dear * Wall Street Journal *


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