No Reservations While John Thorne seldom seems to leave home in his culinary memoir Mouth Wide Open , it's unclear if Anthony Bourdain even has one. No… No Reservations While John Thorne seldom seems to leave home in his culinary memoir Mouth Wide Open , it's unclear if Anthony Bourdain even has one. No… 2007-10-30 Cooking/Home Memoir Nonfiction Bloomsbury
Book Review

No Reservations (2007)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Oct 30, 2007; Writer: Anthony Bourdain; Genres: Cooking/Home, Memoir, Nonfiction; Publisher: Bloomsbury

While John Thorne seldom seems to leave home in his culinary memoir Mouth Wide Open, it's unclear if Anthony Bourdain even has one. No Reservations, the scrapbook companion to Bourdain's Travel Channel series, features bawdy essays and snapshots commemorating Bourdain's global pursuit of exciting chow, from the ''sublime, sticky, cartilaginous sweetness'' of Singaporean shark's head to Icelandic testicle terrine. Short, manic, and invigorating, the volume brims with Bourdain's infectious appreciation of food — and humanity — in all its lunatic variety. B+

Originally posted Nov 09, 2007 Published in issue #964 Nov 16, 2007 Order article reprints