With Anthony Bourdain, the restaurant business can seem like. “The Nasty Bits, ” mainly a catchall of Bourdain’s magazine and newspaper. 8 quotes from The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones: ‘Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world. Bestselling chef and No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain has never been one to pull punches. In The Nasty Bits, he serves up a well-seasoned hellbroth of .

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But, I just love the way he describes and enjoys food – from the dirtiest dives in Vietnam to the fanciest dining rooms in France.

They must be stopped. A rather short travel log about cooking on a cruise ship. But he spends nawty than four nights a month in New York. He surveys the current crop of over-publicized chefs in their trendy Las Vegas digs and finds their eateries flourishing if soulless. How do we gauge the point with which a friend or family member has reached the tipping point?

But, if you know of someone please instant message me asap. For all his brash, prickly exterior, it was evident to those of us who have followed his career for a long time that all of that toughness was just a shell hiding the kind, gentle soul beneath.

Arranged around the basic tastes: He gets what makes a great restaurant and what the attraction to a whole in the wall experience is all about. He fears that celebrity and vast riches will undo many potentially great chefs, but exceptions such as Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse confirm his faith in the higher side of his profession.


It’s a patchwork of pieces written at wildly different times, for completely different publications, so there is no real continuity here; but the subtitle “Collected varietal cuts, usable trims, scraps and bones” is clear enough to know what you are getting into. This book is a collection of essays and articles which Bourdain has written over a period of time.


My favorite band of all time is The Rolling Stones, after anrhony, and if anything is somewhat predictable, it is my beloved Stones. In this book, which is a collection of articles he has written from newspapers and magazine, he takes us on short journeys around the globe and to parts unknown again.

The Nasty Bits Quotes by Anthony Bourdain

Most of the cuisine he wrote about is unfamiliar to me in terms of in-country experiencebut not Malaysian food. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful.

At the heart of it all, what makes the book so engrossing is the clear fact that Bourdain is passionate about jasty he does, both in and out of the kitchen. It was one of the few essays not focused on food, and it was one of the best in the book. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Even he admitted to rolling his eyes at some of his older work.

The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones by Anthony Bourdain

The book is cleverly split into five sections “Sweet,” “Sour,” “Salty,” “Bitter,” and “Umami” which reflect the tone of the short stories collected within. At least I got this for free.

Yes, Kitchen Confidential had a storyline, but, it was mostly made up of bits like this. A phoenix rising from the ashes.

The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones

Feb 23, Alex rated it really liked it Shelves: Return to Book Page. I can see people hating Bourdain. He could be a harsh critic, especially on himself.

I picked this up on my last book run because I enjoyed Kitchen Confidential quite a bit. Loved ibts essay on Gabrielle Hamilton too.

Chef Anthony Bourdain on Eating Without Fear

This is something you might keep in mind at the very beginning of your dentistry career, chained to a biangled sickle scaler, doing nothing more glamourous, hour after hour after hour, than scraping plaque or nzsty periodontal pockets: At least as much as me. Jul 09, Craig rated it it was bit Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem?


Lists with This Book. I wanted to slap them, so I sympathize with Bourdain’s annoyance. Mar 17, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. You’d have to have felt the cold up there, have seen it, hundreds and hundreds of miles without a single tree.

Refresh and try again. Those who are familiar with Chef Bourdain’s style of writing and have seen his show “No Reservations” on the Travel Channel will no doubt enjoy this collection.

May 07, Erik rated it liked it. The Nasty Bits is an easy read and is full of some of the best of his strongly opinionated work. Mar 28, Blts Giuliano rated it really liked it Shelves: I read complaint after complaint about how this book is hard to get into because it’s choppy, disjointed I enjoy reading his work but would never want to be at a table with him or his larger than life ego. Junior sliced dutifully at a kidney.

Jun 10, Jeffrey Keeten rated it really liked it Shelves: In a fairly short space of time, Bourdain’s life has changed beyond recognition and, in a way, this book is an audit of that transformation.

Found the commentaries at the back of the book funny since they offer a more balanced view bokrdain he reflects back on his more angry, self-admitted testosterone-filled rants. It’s hard to find people who can write clearly and compellingly about food and also about work, and I enjoyed KC for that. A page or two on where Chefs and other kitchen staff drink after hours.