A solid 4 stars. I took my time reading. Savouring each chapters slowly. I still like his style, take no prisoners, it's an adventure, let's go and have fun type of writing. Bourdain loves food. I mean, really, really loves foods and it shows. I especially liked the trip down memory lane in France and every chapters in Vietnam.Funny, serious about food, bullshit artist with an ego the size of Godzilla, Bourdain is confident in his talent and it shows throughout the book. I enjoyed his quest for the perfect meal even if he knew he wouldn't find it.