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Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Anthony Bourdain

Narrated By: Anthony Bourdain

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: July 2010

Duration: 9 hours 1 minutes


Medium Raw marks the return of the inimitable Anthony Bourdain, author of the blockbuster bestseller Kitchen Confidential and three-time Emmy Award-nominated host of No Reservations on TV’s Travel Channel. Bourdain calls his book, “A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook,” and he is at his entertaining best as he takes aim at some of the biggest names in the foodie world, including David Chang, Alice Waters, the Top Chef winners and losers, and many more. If Hunter S. Thompson had written a book about the restaurant business, it could have been Medium Raw.


  • Kim F.

    I enjoyed the book. Anthony Bourdain had a style of writing and description of food and cooking like none I’ve ever read; his is a ranting style kind of writing; however, along with his richly decorative descriptions are an over usage of the “f” work, as well as, using stories about specifically named chefs and writers, and critics. He calls out restaurant critics, chefs, and the associate restaurants they are associated with.Overall, he tells many stories of eating and drinking. It is a fabulous behind the scenes look at fine dining.

  • adam munch

    Great follow up to kitchen confidential. Narrated by the man himself, his tone and inflection really puts to heart his stories and follies.