January 27, 2011

I did actually finish Medium Raw, recently, and really enjoyed it.  For one, I’m a big fan of Anthony Bourdain’s writing.  I know nothing of his cooking, and some of his TV Show hosting, but the best way to woo me is through the written word, and between Medium Raw and A Cook’s Tour, I feel as though I was sufficiently woo’ed.

I’ll have more to say about the book when I’ve digested it.  There are some themes in the book that “clicked” and I’ll mention those later.

Medium Raw was the first of five non-fiction books I needed to read during this Day Zero Project.  With the speed that I got through it, I’m wondering if I should up the intake from 5 to 10.

In addition, despite all of the podcasts I listed in this post, I’m thinking I need a break, and I want to move back into audiobooks.  The last audiobook I listened to was Malcom Gladwell’s Blink, and that was in August of last year.  I’ve been trying for the last few months to get Kitchen Confidential on audibook, but neither my library, nor the Ohio Statewide Catalog have it.  I can request that my library buy a copy, but I feel bad making them foot the bill.

Though, in my desperation to absorb as many books as I can this year, I think I  might have to bite the bullet and let everyone in Geauga County and the state of Ohio enjoy some Kitchen Confidential assaulting their ears.