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

Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook - Anthony Bourdain Only three stars for Anthony Bourdain's Medium Raw, which I found a little... undercooked?Medium Raw is more episodic than Kitchen Confidential and though there were some interesting notes about where, when and how that book was written, it only harked back to it occasionally - more so towards the end.It was also very location specific, with plenty of discourse (entire chapters, even) that weren't really that meaningful to someone unfamiliar with the rarefied air of New York's elite restaurant scene and its key personalities.It is of interest for the information on the writing of Bourdain's first book and what its principal characters did next - but you (to paraphrase Douglas Adams) "may wish to skip on to the last chapter which is a good bit and has Kitchen Confidential in it."