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:Food and Drink
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...
  • Sae Lyun
    Aug 24, 2019
    Not a conventional kind of memoir (includes significant portions of food and travel writing which are weaved well into the narrative), but I thought the format worked well. I liked the snippets about many other people throughout the book and didn?t think it was obnoxious, though in t...
  • Laurie
    Sep 17, 2019
    Author Gordinier, Esquire food and drink editor, was having a bit of a mid-life crisis. His marriage had just ended, and he was restless and depressed. Then Rene Redzepi, owner of world famous (but I?m not enough of a foodie-or at least, not a rich enough foodie, to have heard of it)...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Craig Werner
    Sep 01, 2019
    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 it all down and rebuilt it several times, in Japan, Australia, and Mexico before retu...
  • 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...
  • Colleen
    Sep 13, 2019
    A fun quick read that I got at a cookbook store in Seattle. No regrets. ...
  • 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...
  • Catherine Woodman
    Sep 02, 2019
    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 one sitting, and then adding all sorts of things I want to read to my library hold li...
  • zhixin
    Aug 18, 2019
    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 as-good-as spiritual quest to bring the Noma ideology to the world, summarised as ...
  • 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...
  • Julie
    Aug 31, 2019
    I read this because the author is speaking at a local lecture series and I have a ticket. It was an odd book. Mostly it was a profile of René Redzepi, a famous chef. But honestly, I could not tell you what the point of the book was; it was very disjointed. In fact, the only reason the...
  • 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 ...
  • Marathon County Public Library
    Sep 19, 2019
    Step inside the restless, forward-thinking mind of one of the best chefs in the world with author Jeff Gordiner's account of years spent on-and-off with Rene Redzepi. Redzepi is the owner and head chef of Noma, the Copenhagen, Denmark restaurant consistently ranked one of the best ...
  • Gabrielle
    Aug 17, 2019
    I am a foodie, and this book was entertainly written. But after spending many chapters with Ren Rezdepi (sp?) and his cult, I got very tired of him and his obsessive taste buds and his acolytes chasing after this exotic delicacy and that. By the end I did not crave to eat his food -- r...
  • Megan
    Sep 06, 2019
    A world vacation, carnival, and philosophical rollercoaster is just the start of how I could describe this delightful slice of the wonderful world of Noma. Gordinier does Redzepi justice by painting him as a human (albeit one with futuristic ideas and fanatic execution) instead of a go...
  • Asta
    Sep 04, 2019
    If it was the author's intent to write a cautionary tale about the toll today's star chef culture takes on those directly involved in it, then he has succeeded. I came away from this feeling sorry for René Redzepi and all the Noma crews. No plate of food is worth this much obsession....
  • 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...
  • Yvette
    Sep 29, 2019
    ?People called him the best chef in the world and yet you could see in his eyes the blunt, wistful realization that he?d never get the art of the tortilla the way a sizable portion of the female population of Mexico had mastered 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...
  • Tejas Sathian
    Sep 28, 2019
    A fun and quick read about Rene Redzepi, Noma, and the colorful cast of characters Redzepi rounds up to travel the world in search of culinary nirvana. Much of the action takes place between Copenhagen (the home of Noma, and the magical fairy tale city that inspired Walt Disney) and Me...
  • 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 ...
  • Dan Gibson
    Aug 17, 2019
    I find the wild Noma hype a little befuddling - when they reopened a while back, every food media outlet seemed to have someone there to review a meal that a) wouldn?t functionally exist in that form again and b) is wildly inaccessible by cost, opportunity and distance from nearly al...