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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

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ISBN13: 9780060934910
ISBN10: 0060934913
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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.

Review:

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

Review:

"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

Review:

"Utterly riveting, swaggering with stylish machismo and precise ear for kitchen patois." New York

Review:

"With equal parts wit and wickedness, Bourdain [does] the unthinkable by revealing trade secrets that chefs and restaurateurs cringe to read." Restaurant Business

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

Review:

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

Review:

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

Synopsis:

New York chef Tony Bourdain gives away secrets of the trade in his wickedly funny, inspiring memoir/exposé. Kitchen Confidential reveals what Bourdain calls "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior, and haute cuisine."

Synopsis:

Now in paperback, New York chef Bourdain gives away secrets of the trade in his wickedly funny, inspiring memoir and exposé. From his first oyster in the Gironde to his lowly position as a dishwasher in a honky-tonk, Bourdain's tales of the kitchen are as passionate as they are unpredictable. Includes a new Preface by the author.

About the Author

Anthony Bourdain is the author of the novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, in addition to the mega-bestseller 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 also the host of the popular television show No Reservations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060934910
Subtitle:
Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Author:
Bourdain, Anthony
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Cooking
Subject:
Restaurants
Subject:
Cooks
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Number:
1st Ecco ed.
Edition Description:
Ecco
Series Volume:
199
Publication Date:
20010501
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.04x5.34x.86 in. .61 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060934910 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 , "Utterly riveting, swaggering with stylish machismo and precise ear for kitchen patois."
"Review" by , "With equal parts wit and wickedness, Bourdain [does] the unthinkable by revealing trade secrets that chefs and restaurateurs cringe to read."
"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 , "Hysterical.... Bourdain gleefully rips through the scenery to reveal private backstage horrors."
"Synopsis" by , New York chef Tony Bourdain gives away secrets of the trade in his wickedly funny, inspiring memoir/exposé. Kitchen Confidential reveals what Bourdain calls "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior, and haute cuisine."
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback, New York chef Bourdain gives away secrets of the trade in his wickedly funny, inspiring memoir and exposé. From his first oyster in the Gironde to his lowly position as a dishwasher in a honky-tonk, Bourdain's tales of the kitchen are as passionate as they are unpredictable. Includes a new Preface by the author.
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