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

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 hi Hungry is a book about not only the hunger for food, but for risk, for reinvention, for creative breakthroughs, and for...

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Title:Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World
Author:Jeff Gordinier
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1524759643
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

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

  • Cat
    Aug 12, 2019
    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 psychologically and viscerally revelatory experiences. He casts René Redzepi as a kind of ...
  • Beth
    Jun 02, 2019
    So...I wasn't sure what I was going to think about this book when I got an arc to read - I just knew that it sounded interesting, so I thought I'd give it a shot. Now that I've finished it? I'm *still* not sure about the book, other than I know I liked it. It's sort of like what a prep...
  • Ann
    Jun 10, 2019
    This is part memoir, part travel narrative, and part chef's profile. You could also call it a coming-of-age saga, with the age being gloriously middle. Jeff Gordinier writes about food (and music and culture) with a poet's elegance. I?m inspired to study his technique. I mean, the wa...
  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
    Jun 15, 2019
    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 restaurant in the world. Despite his renown, Redzepi wants to close his restaurant, and st...
  • Kathy
    Jun 14, 2019
    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 never decided how, or if, to include himself in this book. At times he writes abo...
  • Kristina
    Aug 09, 2019
    "Hungry is a book about the hunger for not only food, but risk, reinvention, creative breakthroughs, and for connection." We all could use some inspiration for more creative breakthroughs and connections in our lives. ...
  • Melissa
    Jun 21, 2019
    *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 boundaries of cuisine. Seems like exciting stuff, right? And while it was for some of it,...
  • Kristine
    Jul 10, 2019
    Hungry by Jeff Gordinier is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early July. Definitely a journeyman?s book with roving and haste and such while the humble Gordinier follows around chef Rene Redzepi, a purist, conservationist, and all about properly sourcing food. He also has his...
  • Fredrick Danysh
    Jun 09, 2019
    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 the Scandinavian countries. It is a travel log with no recipes. This was a free revie...
  • Rebecca
    Jun 08, 2019
    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 outbreak that affected dozens of customers. Redzepi wanted to shake things up and rebuild...
  • Allison
    May 30, 2019
    A very interesting look at the ?behind the scenes? life of a chef. This book was a delight to read. It was an eye-opening look at what it takes to create menus at some of the best restaurants in the world. I loved the idea of working with what is local and thinking of how the indig...
  • Larry Jordan
    Aug 14, 2019
    I loved this story. It is fast paced and I already have a bunch of stuff from Noma and Redzepi, so I was partial to the subject. Jeff captures the adventure and wonderment of this crazy Noma crew and you really wish you were there with them. ...
  • Elyse
    Jun 22, 2019
    Penguin First-to-Read ARC. This was a short book. I think it could've been longer and would've liked more photos, of the people, of the food, of the scenery, etc. It wasn't a bad book at all. It held my interest and was an good read but it was nothing special. I have no idea who Ren...
  • Wendy
    Aug 07, 2019
    Al tempted to give it 5 stars, but I do save that for the transcendent. This book is equal parts food, culture, travel and damn good writing. I inhaled it. If you?re stuck at home this summer or even lucky enough to be stuck on the beach for a few hours, this book will transport you ...
  • Mary Nee
    Jul 11, 2019
    It's a food book, travel,adventure story, and memoir, and he does a good job of weaving it all together. I enjoyed it very much! ...
  • Csimplot Simplot
    May 12, 2019
    Excellent book! ...
  • Megan
    Jul 27, 2019
    Think I was looking for more. Felt like the author kept repeating the same thing over and over. ...
  • Jens Poder
    Aug 12, 2019
    En smuk bog, der giver et spændende kig ind bag NOMAs udvikling. Især spændende for folk der har været på restauranten og fulgt den gennem årene. ...
  • Alysa H.
    May 14, 2019
    ** I received a Review Copy of this book via NetGalley ** ...
  • Carol Buchter
    Jul 25, 2019
    What an interesting man, René Redzepi, and what a fascinating restaurant, Noma in all its global iterations. I was inspired by the protagonist?s constant desire to innovate, to learn, and to improve. Well written. ...
  • Rene Daihl
    Jul 22, 2019
    I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I love books about food and travel and this book has both. The book made me feel like I was traveling along with the crew. It was very interesting to learn about Rene Redzepi and the way he works. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book...
  • Catrien Deys
    Jul 31, 2019
    Reading about the stuff beyond my reach and getting inspired, written down in an very compelling way, is a great treat. I wish there was more of it. ...
  • Jeaninne Escallier Kato
    Jun 24, 2019
    Thanks to a Goodreads contest, I won this book. Needless to say, when it arrived, I was less than enthusiastic because I do not like to cook (yet I adore the art of eating great food). However, being the honorable person that I am, I adhered to the promise that I would review it becaus...
  • Brandi
    Jul 30, 2019
    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 enjoyed this book. I had never heard of Chef Redzepi before this book (I'm not much of a f...
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    Jul 28, 2019
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  • Simon Furie
    Jul 20, 2019
    Let?s be clear. I am not a foodie and you don?t need to be to love this book as much as I did. Gordinier opens up an insular world to show the passion and conviction of Redzepi and his merry band. This book will make you want to expand your palate. Gordinier?s journalistic style ...
  • Keith Sherwood
    Jul 16, 2019
    Absolutely amazing! Phenomenal journey alongside the worlds greatest chef and an fascinating writer dealing with crisis in his personal life. Simply a wonderfully inspirational read. ...
  • D. C.
    Jun 25, 2019
    I enjoyed Jeff Gordiner's quirky and intriguing take on superstar chef René Redzepi's attempt to change his culinary path as he deals with personal and professional crises. Redzepi is burned out and hits the road to reinvent himself, and Gordiner bring us along for the ride. It's ...
  • Sandra
    Jul 17, 2019
    I won this book off Goodreads. I loved it. It is an awesome book. Highly recommend. Thank you. ...
  • Nick Burgart
    Aug 16, 2019
    I was hooked for 2/3 of the book, but the end dragged on a bit. It was really interesting getting into the mind of Rene and really the mental fight that a great chef has. I also really liked Jeff's progression, but then that fell a bit flat at the end. Still would definitely recommend ...