Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World

Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World Review

Hungry is a book about not only the hunger for food, but for risk, for reinvention, for creative breakthroughs, and for connection. Feeling stuck in his work and home life, writer Jeff Gordinier happened into a fateful meeting with Danish chef Ren� Redzepi, whose restaurant, Noma, has been called the best in the world. A restless perfectionist, Redzepi was at the top of his game but was looking to tear it all down, to shutter his restaurant and set out for new places, flavors, and recipes.

This is the story of the subsequent four years of globe-trotting culinary adventure, with Gordinier joining Redzepi as his Sancho Panza. In the jungle of the Yucat�n peninsula, Redzepi and his comrades go off-road in search of the perfect taco. In Sydney, they forage for sea rocket and sandpaper figs in suburban parks and on surf-lashed beaches. On a boat in the Arctic Circle, a lone fisherman guides them to what may or may not be his secret cache of the world's finest sea urchins. And back in Copenhagen, the quiet canal-lined city where Redzepi started it all, he plans the resurrection of his restaurant on the unlikely site of a garbage-filled lot. Along the way, readers meet Redzepi's merry band of friends and collaborators, including acclaimed chefs such as Danny Bowien, Kylie Kwong, Rosio S�nchez, David Chang, and Enrique Olvera.

Title:Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World

    Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World Reviews

  • Rebecca

    Noma, René Redzepi’s restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, has widely been considered the best in the world. In 2013, though, it suffered a fall from grace when some bad mussels led to a norovirus out...

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

    Food critic Jeff Gordinier travels the world with the esteemed chef Rene Redzepi in search of the world's best flavors. Redzepi is founder of Noma, a restaurant in Denmark often deemed the finest rest...

  • Cat

    Gordinier is a stylish writer who draws compelling analogies between music and food, both forms of social capital reflective of the trends of the times, yet also sensuously engaging, potentially psych...

  • Brandi

    Jeff Gordinier's "Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World" is quite an interesting read. Since it's part travelogue, and I really enjoy them, I quite enjo...

  • Melissa

    *This review is part of the Amazon Vine program.I've sat on this review for awhile just because I was having trouble with it. See, I wanted to like this book, it was about food and pushing the boundar...

  • Kathy

    I won an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway; this did not influence my review.Gordinier is an extremely intelligent writer but I found this book to be unfocused. One problem is that it seemed as if Gordinier...

  • zhixin

    Hungry is such an exhilarating ride from start to end.Ex-NYT food writer Jeff Gordinier, while struggling to get over the breakdown of his marriage, is invited by Rene Redzepi to accompany him on his ...

  • Catherine Woodman

    I read a review of this book in The Week a few weeks ago when I was catching up on back issues, which seems to be the way that I attack a weekly magazine these days--consuming a month or so of them in...

  • Craig Werner

    High-end celebrity cooking as jazz improvisation. Gordinier spent four or five years circling around Rene Redzepi, whose Copenhagen restaurant was recognized world's best. Following that, Redzepi tore...

  • Fredrick Danysh

    The author was a food writer for the New York Times when he was offered an opportunity to travel visiting premier restaurants and chefs around the world, The book mostly covers his trips to Mexico and...