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