Medium Raw. Anthony Bourdain.

Bourdain, Anthony. Medium Raw. HarperCollins New York 2010. N; December 2010.

Second book by this self-confessedly third-rate chef turned writer. He got famous from his first one, Kitchen Confidential, and in this one he doesn’t bother much with order, but deals with all sorts of personal, food commentary, food-commentary industry, and miscellaneous issues. One chapter is entitled “Alan Richman is a Douchebag”. He deals perceptively with conflict of interest, and admits to it. He has a history as a hard drug user which he says he’s left behind, he drinks like a fish, and he had me mad-slavering over the described succulents in his food appreciation, the streets of the cities of Vietnam in particular. Crazy but fun. 8.0

About John Sloan

John Sloan is a senior academic physician in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia, and has spent most of his 30 years' practice caring for the frail elderly in Vancouver. He is the author of "A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System is Failing the Elderly", published in 2009 by Greystone Books. His innovative primary care practice for the frail elderly has been adopted by Vancouver Coastal Health and is expanding. Dr. Sloan lectures throughout North America on care of the elderly.
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