My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Medium Raw ends up being more like a compilation of loosely related essays, but that’s not really a surprise. What is a tad bit more surprising is Anthony Bourdain’s slightly more conciliatory tone. He still criticizes plenty of people (pity the villains in the Heroes and Villains chapter), but also makes clear that he was angry while writing Kitchen Confidential, and that he’s mellowed out a bit now.
Really though, you need to read this book for chapter 8: Lust. That would be the food porn chapter. I’m still drooling over that one.