Anthony Bourdain’s Get Jiro!

Anthony Bourdain’s Get Jiro!

Behold, the cover for Anthony Bourdain’s graphic novel Get Jiro!, about “a not-too-distant future L.A. where master chefs rule the town like crime lords and people literally kill for a seat at the best restaurants.”

That is a future that shall surely come to pass. a future where people also apparently still wear cargo shorts.

It seems that title character Jiro, a “renegade and ruthless sushi chef,” gets caught between “the Internationalists, who blend foods from all over the world into exotic delights” and “the ‘Vertical Farm,’ who prepare nothing but organic, vegetarian, macrobiotic dishes.” Bourdain has previously said the book is about “ultraviolent food nerds.” It comes out July 3 and will be 160 pages. Here’s a longer plot summary:In a not-too-distant future L.A. where master chefs rule the town like crime lords and people literally kill for a seat at the best restaurants, a bloody culinary war is raging.

On one side, the Internationalists, who blend foods from all over the world into exotic delights. On the other, the “Vertical Farm,” who prepare nothing but organic, vegetarian, macrobiotic dishes. Into this maelstrom steps Jiro, a renegade and ruthless sushi chef, known to decapitate patrons who dare request a California Roll, or who stir wasabi into their soy sauce. Both sides want Jiro to join their factions. Jiro, however has bigger ideas, and in the end, no chef may be left alive!

Anthony Bourdain, top chef, acclaimed writer (Kitchen Confidential, Medium Raw) and star of the hit travel show, No Reservations, co-writes with Joel Rose (Kill Kill Faster Faster, The Blackest Bird) this stylized send-up of food culture and society, with detailed and dynamic art by Langdon Foss.

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  1. Rupert Kinnard
    April 13, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Why is it so hard to find your address?

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