Category Archives: Literary Travel

A Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 274 pages, 2001 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: A Cook’s Tour has to be the worst show on television for a vegetarian to get addicted to, but I can’t resist Bourdain’s bad-ass, snarky, damn-the-man attitude. Synopsis: Lacking inspiration as well as experience with international cooking styles, Bourdain takes […]

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 289 pages, 1997 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: Loved the first of Bryson’s literary travel books I read, In a Sunburned Country. Synopsis: On a whim, Bryson decides that he wants to hike the 2000-plus miles of the Appalachian Trail. He sets off (hilariously unprepared) with his friend […]