The long-awaited follow-up to the mega-best-seller Kitchen Confidential In the 10 years since his classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out - from Monday fish to the breadbasket conspiracy - much has changed for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business and for Anthony Bourdain. Medium Raw explores those changes, moving back and forth from the author´s bad old days to the present. Tracking his own strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood, Bourdain takes no prisoners as he dissects what he´s seen, pausing along the way for a series of confessions, rants, investigations, and interrogations of some of the most controversial figures in food. Beginning with a secret and highly illegal after-hours gathering of powerful chefs that he compares to a mafia summit, Bourdain pulls back the curtain, but never pulls his punches, on the modern gastronomical revolution, as only he can. Cutting right to the bone, Bourdain sets his sights on some of the biggest names in the foodie world, including David Chang, the young superstar chef who has radicalized the fine-dining landscape; the revered Alice Waters, whom he treats with unapologetic frankness; the Top Chef winners and losers; and many more. Always he returns to the question ´´Why cook?´´ Or the more difficult ´´Why cook well?´´ Medium Raw is the deliciously funny and shockingly delectable journey to those answers, sure to delight philistines and gourmands alike. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Bourdain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002227/bk_harp_002227_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For a short month February has a lot going on! On today´s show we´ll cover the highlights: Presidents Day, Chinese New Year and Valentines. Our sommelier, Maureen Petrosky, gives us expert advice for romantic wine and food pairings. Corrine Trang, Stuart Chang Berman, and Eileen Yin-Fei Lo each describe their families´ New Year celebrations. Paula Deen entertains with Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter. We also discover a unique cake recipe that makes 100 different desserts. Plus, the latest findings on cloned milk and meats – and they cause quite a stir with Chef Coleman. [Broadcast Date: February 8, 2007] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/070208/rt_chef_070208_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell is not looking for love this Valentine´s Day. Of course she also isn´t planning on looking for a murderer… Fed up with dating after a disastrous setup, the only thing Hayley wants to snuggle up to is a box of made-to-order chocolates from plus-sized, plus-mouthed chocolatier Bessie Winthrop. But when Bessie is found dead in her kitchen, only Hayley suspects that Bessie´s ´´heart attack´´ might actually be a candy-coated murder. Turns out Bessie had more enemies than a boxful of chocolates, each one a suspicious flavor. It´s sticky business juggling a job, two teenagers and finding a killer, but it´s better than letting a killer find Hayley first… Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley´s kitchen! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tara Ochs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016617/bk_adbl_016617_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Can a raw food enthusiast find love with a guy who bakes cupcakes? When Micah Truveen’s devoted health-food customers start showing up with white flour, Micah wants to chew nails! To make his misery worse, he finds his yoga teacher boyfriend in bed with another guy the day before Valentine’s Day. Micah decides to drown his misery at a friend’s anti-Valentine’s Day orgiastic hookup party - and meets the beautiful Queen, a gorgeous cross-dresser who’s got Southern sugah in his mouth and the right equipment under the dress. But when the hookup turns serious, Micah has to compromise to protect Queen’s secrets from his beloved grandmother. With everything against them, can two hearts rise above the flour? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ry Forest, Stephen Kurpis (Vitruvian Sound). Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119133/bk_acx0_119133_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fran is getting hot under the apron on Valentine’s day - after all, how can she not with all that buttery cake mixture between her fingers? But without a date tonight, is there any chance of Fran getting her real fill? Much will depend on Allen, her young, fresh-out-of-university shop hand. But what does he think of her? And does he like sensual food play in the way she does? This fantastically wet and messy erotic short story is perfectly narrated by Hannah Sunrise and will appeal to everyone whether they are splosh fans or not! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hannah Sunrise. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/entn/000861/bk_entn_000861_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Buck Ellis´s future seems pretty damn bright. With a full college scholarship in hand, he´s going to ditch Bluewater Bay and pave the way for his kid brother Charlie to do the same. The only fly in Buck´s ointment is his 10-year addiction to his best friend since second grade, his true love, and his Achilles heel: Ari Valentine, Mr. Least Likely to Succeed. But then Buck´s mother dies, changing everything, and five years later, his future is still on hold. It´s a struggle to keep food on the table, a roof over their heads, and Charlie on the straight and narrow. Buck can´t afford any temptation, especially in the form of the newly returned, super hot, super confident, super successful television star Ari Valentine. ADHD poster-child Ari Valentine left for Hollywood and lost everything, including his bad reputation. Then the breakthrough role of his skyrocketing career lands him back in Bluewater Bay, to the stunned disbelief of, well, everyone. But there´s only one person Ari longs to impress - the only person who ever really mattered to him, the person he left behind: Buck Ellis. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick J. Russo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058793/bk_acx0_058793_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to This is Audible, where the ancient art of storytelling meets the cutting edge technology of satellite radio and digital downloads. I’m KA.Happy Valentine’s Day! And happy Fat Tuesday! Whatever you’re celebrating and wherever you are, we hope you are warm and dry and ready to enjoy some great audio books. In the spirit of romance, I sit down with N. M. Kelby to talk about her novel, White Truffles in Winter, the story of the man who invented contemporary food culture, which is one of my true loves. Next, Maggie Linton meets Carl Weber who warms things up with his book, The Man in 3B. And we’ll go behind the scenes at the biggest and most important sporting event in the country – I speak of course about The Puppy Bowl. A dog’s eye view from Andrew Marantz from New Yorker Magazine.But first, Maggie Linton has the top-ten Romance downloads from audible.com. [Broadcast Date: February 12, 2013] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/this/130212/rt_this_130212_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first time together, The Corny Myers Series. Quirky pet detective, Corny Myers, can talk to animals to solve cases, but will this help her pull together her love life? Klutzy Love: Corny is a hot chick with a great job that she loves. All that changed in the blink of an eye when her boss had an accident involving an over-sized rubber band. She´s still a hot chick, but her boss is dead. Steve Spears is a seasoned narcotics cop who ends up wanting to strangle Corny on a regular basis. After finding out Corny´s dream of opening a pet detective business, he decides he doesn´t want a girlfriend who routinely puts herself in danger. That´s his job! Corny misses Steve, but she´s getting on with her life. She decides to get a month´s worth of dating out of the way in a single night, by combining her three favorite things - men, food, and alcohol. Steve´s big gun and cop´s intuition saves Corny´s life, but not from another trip to the emergency room. He makes Corny promise never to get hurt again - she agrees, but has her fingers crossed behind her back. Flamingo Blues: In the pursuit of the perfect Christmas getaway in Victoria BC, Corny steals a tour bus; returns a flock of stolen flamingos to their favorite lake; buys Steve, her tough-as-nails Seattle cop boyfriend, front row seats to the circus; and she gets a bright and shiny new key. Be Mine: Corny has a unique psychic ability to communicate with animals. Can she come up with five days of perfect Valentine´s gifts for her tough-as-nails Seattle cop boyfriend. Time is running out and Brutus - the horny Labrador, Molly - the hussy French Poodle, Hernando Lamberto - the prized Pekinese, Harry - the Penguin, Buddy the Butt Head - Iguana, and three raccoons all need Corny´s attention. Can she pull it all together for the perfect Valentine´s Day celebration? Love Crazed: Corny has her work cut out for her in Love Crazed, Book Four in The Corny Myers Series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christy Williamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021820/bk_acx0_021820_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.