A Hawaii transplant living it up on the East Coast for the past 14 years (Boston and Stamford, CT). I write about food, books, adventures in CT and NYC, products I love, the oxford comma, and my current journey of trying to go from lazy sack of potatoes to marathon runner. But mostly I write about food. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 12, 2010
The arrival of my beloved iPad means that I’ve fallen behind on my “book a week” goal as I never end up clicking on the Kindle App during my rides to and from work. So I’ve decided to try to get back on the wagon. First up (okay, second up since I didn’t really think too many people were interested in a write-up on The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner ~ an Eclipse Novella… now stifle those groans, it was GOOD!) was Anthony Bourdain’s most recent book - Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook.
It got mixed reviews with the negative review naysayers calling Bourdain a has-been and irrelevant. Whatever - I thought the book (and Bourdain) was great. After introducing me to Ortolan, the book then focused on making me want to eat at French Laundry and El Bulli even more than I previously did, as well as provide a must-eat-at hit list of food markets throughout Asia and Europe.
It also made my crush on Eric Ripert (Bourdain’s best friend who’s mentioned several times throughout the book) grow exponentially to reach “The List” status. I think I’m going to have to knock off Prince William. Buh-bye Prince! Hello…. yummy French goodness.