Books: An Affair with a HouseWhy I am recommending this book:
Anthony Bourdain's television show on The Travel Channel is one of my favorite things to watch. This book is now one of my favorite things to read. Bourdain's off beat charm, insatiable curiosity and voracious appetite take the reader along on a journey to exotic places where food and culture are warmly served up in heaping portions. Thoroughly entertaining... I love this guy!
More than just a companion to the hugely popular show, No Reservations is Bourdain's fully illustrated journal of his far-flung travels. The book traces his trips from New Zealand to New Jersey and everywhere in between, mixing beautiful, never-before-seen photos and mementos with Bourdain's outrageous commentary on what really happens when you give a bad-boy chef an open ticket to the world. Want to know where to get good fatty crab in Rangoon? How to order your reindeer medium rare? How to tell a Frenchman that his baguette is invading your personal space? This is your book. For any Bourdain fan, this is an indispensable opportunity to hit the road with the man himself.