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This review is from: The Nasty Bits: Collected Cuts, Useable Trim, Scraps and Bones (Paperback)
I have read all the cooking related books from Anthony Bourdin and verymuch like his direct style. The'Les Halles'cookbook is also very good although he never wanted to write a recipe book (try the peppersteak!)
I had expected "the Nasty Bits" to be at a similar level of entertainment together with some educational kitchen and food bits. But I found it not at all impressive.It is a collection of unconnected newspaper and magazine articles and I did read the background stories on the various chapters which is give on the last few pages of the book but it still did nothing for me. On the contrary, if this would have been the first book I read of Anthony Bourdain it would have been the last one. It's rambling, uninteresting, full of name-dropping (very disappointing that) and I struggled to finish it.
Mr Bourdain, please never write a book like that again!