Saturday, August 22, 2009

Book : Anthony Bourdain - No Reservations (2007)

Blurb : What happens when you give a bad-boy chef an open ticket to the world?

I got this book from the library last night and enjoyed what Tony wrote about his travels for this Travel Channel programme. The book however, is not a companion book to the series; it's not wordy at all and you can read it easily in under 2 hours.

Having said that, whatever little he wrote describes his experiences succinctly. Less is definitely more in his case.

With his 'trademark wit and soulful charm', Tony shares his adventures across Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America, soaking in local culture and seeking the culinary delights that each destination offered. A chapter is dedicated to their Beirut ordeal, where Tony and the gang were stuck for 10 days during the Civil War.

Tony also shares some useful tips for the intrepid traveller too : where to eat, bathrooms around the world (the worst was in Uzbekistan, the best in Japan - no surprises there), hazards and equipment.

Loved the colourful candid pictures!


  1. Borrowed the same book from the library a few months back. Loved his photos

  2. Lt - ya, the pictures are really nice. I like Tony's style.