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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Updated Edition)

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ISBN13: 9780060899226
ISBN10: 0060899220
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When Chef Anthony Bourdain wrote "Don't Eat Before You Read This" in The New Yorker, he spared no one's appetite, revealing what goes on behind the kitchen door. In Kitchen Confidential, he expanded that appetizer into a deliciously funny, delectable shocking banquet that lays out his 25 years of sex, drugs, and haute cuisine.

From his first oyster in the Gironde to the kitchen of the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center, from the restaurants of Tokyo to the drug dealers of the East Village, from the mobsters to the rats, Bourdain's brilliantly written, wild-but-true tales make the belly ache with laughter.

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"[T]he kind of book you read in one sitting, then rush about annoying your coworkers by declaiming whole passages." USA Today

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"A gonzo memoir of whats really going on behind those swinging doors....Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain is unique." Newsweek

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"[T]he best book I have ever read about the nuts and bolts mechanics of running serious restaurant kitchens...brilliant on the tumult of running a kitchen that might turn out anywhere from two hundred to four hundred serious meals a night." Joseph Epstein, The Weekly Standard

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"You'll laugh, you'll cry...you're gonna love it." Denver Post

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"Bourdain captures the world of restaurants and professionally cooked food in all its theatrical, demented glory." USA Today

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"Bourdain's prose is utterly riveting, swaggering with stylish machismo and a precise ear for kitchen patois." New York Magazine

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"Hysterical.... Bourdain gleefully rips through the scenery to reveal private backstage horrors." New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

A deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a quarter-century of drugs, sex, and haute cuisine — now with all-new, never-before-published material.

About the Author

Anthony Bourdain is the author of the novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, in addition to the megabestseller Kitchen Confidential and A Cook's Tour. His work has appeared in the New York Times and the New Yorker, and he is a contributing authority for Food Arts magazine. He is the host of the popular television show No Reservations.

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jcdukeblue, October 26, 2014 (view all comments by jcdukeblue)
This is one of my favorite books. I bought it at Phoenix airport on my way to work and live at the Grand Canyon. Some of the work, stories about and during work, and general lifestyle he led hit home. I laughed a lot, cried a little, and thought long and hard about my future. An excellent book all the way around.
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Clayton, January 20, 2012 (view all comments by Clayton)
wonderful book!

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FBB, January 9, 2011 (view all comments by FBB)
I am a recent "fan" of Bourdain's show, so I thought reading one of his early books would be a good idea.
Oh, what a deliciously written book that will take you on a most interesting "tour"! The book is not "new," but it was to me and I bought a copy as a gift for a friend. GREAT reading, whether or not one is interested in food or cooking per se.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060899226
Author:
Bourdain, Anthony
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Anthony Bourdain
Author:
by Anthony Bourdain
Subject:
General
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Cooking
Subject:
Cooks
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Bourdain, Anthony
Subject:
Cooks -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Biography-Cooking
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Ecco
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.09x5.39x.82 in. .56 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Ecco - English 9780060899226 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[T]he kind of book you read in one sitting, then rush about annoying your coworkers by declaiming whole passages."
"Review" by , "A gonzo memoir of whats really going on behind those swinging doors....Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain is unique."
"Review" by , "[T]he best book I have ever read about the nuts and bolts mechanics of running serious restaurant kitchens...brilliant on the tumult of running a kitchen that might turn out anywhere from two hundred to four hundred serious meals a night."
"Review" by , "You'll laugh, you'll cry...you're gonna love it."
"Review" by , "Bourdain captures the world of restaurants and professionally cooked food in all its theatrical, demented glory."
"Review" by , "Bourdain's prose is utterly riveting, swaggering with stylish machismo and a precise ear for kitchen patois."
"Review" by , "Hysterical.... Bourdain gleefully rips through the scenery to reveal private backstage horrors."
"Synopsis" by , A deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a quarter-century of drugs, sex, and haute cuisine — now with all-new, never-before-published material.
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