The Bobby Gold Storiesby Anthony Bourdain
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Bobby Gold is a lovable criminal. After nearly ten years in prison, he's no sooner out than he's back to work breaking bones for tough guys. His turf: the club scene and restaurant business. It's not that he enjoys the job-Bobby has real heart-but he's good at it, and a guy has to make a living. Things change when he meets Nikki, the cook at a club most definitely not in his territory. Smitten, he can't stay away. Bobby Gold has known trouble before, but with Nikki the sauté bitch in his life, things take a turn for life or death.
A fast, furious, pitch-perfect story of food, sex, crime, and mayhem, The Bobby Gold Stories is Bourdain at his best.
“Bourdain cooks as a writer.” New York Times
“Bourdain is a great observer, and his profane dialogue should come with a warning: This plate is hot.” People
“The chef wields his pen with the same murderously winning flair as he does his knives.” Kirkus Reviews
“Delicate culinary conversation, flavored with streetwise bravado.” New York Daily News
“The perfect thriller-or a delicious soup du jour.” Rocky Mountain News
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Anthony Bourdain is the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential, the Urban Historical Typhoid Mary, and A Cook's Tour, which was turned into a successful series by the same name for the Food Network. His novels include Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo. He is the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in New York City.
Anthony Bourdain is the bestselling author of Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, and the author of the novels: Bone in the Throat, The Bobby Gold Stories and Gone Bamboo. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker and Food Arts magazine. He is the host of the international CNN television series: Parts Unknown.
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- June 25, 1956
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- New York, New York
- High school diploma, Dwight Englewood School, 1973; A.O.S. degree, The Culinary Institute of America, 1978
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Much like the "food porn" he tempts us with in his many travels, Anthony Bourdain concocts a flavorful stew of spicy meat and exotic flavors. A little formula, but he takes the "back-alley heavy" crime genre to new heights of culinary ecstacy with his sharp filet knife. Okay, enough of the food analogies--but for him, it really works. And, he is truly a character in person.
I've enjoyed Mr. Bourdain on his TV series and thought I'd see if his style came through in another genre as well. It does. It takes cosiderable skill to make a career criminal so likeable that you cheer for him. The brief chapters meld together to form a cohesive story that is so entertaining. It's a very interesting biography of a Jewish kid that should have been a doctor but ends up a ne'er do well. But all is well in the end when Bobby, at least in my eyes, redeems himself. Buy this slim volume you'll like it.
Anthony Bourdain's literary style, like his cooking, is not for everyone. But, for those who do enjoy his unique approach to life, his latest work is good...very good! I enjoyed his building of characters, their interplay and the fact that Bourdain tells a grand story, no matter how much it may run against the grain of our own principles. His behind the door glimpses into lives other than our own, is his strong suit. I highly recommend the purchase of this novel.