Inscribed copy of A Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain, a first edition, first printing. Octavo, x, 274pp, . Black hardcover, title in gilt on spine. Stated “First Edition 2001” on copyright page with full number line. In publisher’s near fine dust jacket, $25.95 retail price on front flap, faint shelf wear on back panel, otherwise a fine jacket. Inscribed on the half title: “To Sim, Love Your Matzo Ball Soup. Anthony Bourdain.”
Comments: Chef Anthony Bourdain rose to fame with the publication of Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000). This led to television shows on the Food Network and the Travel Channel, including Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover. His last show aired on CNN, called Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Bourdain died in 2018 in France.