Synopses & Reviews
"A New York restaurant veteran takes a cup of Down and Out
, adds a dash of Fear and Loathing
, and whips up a gonzo memoir of what's really going on behind those swinging doors."
The mega-bestselling classic, Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential is available in a new pocket-sized Insider's Edition. Bourdain's deliciously funny, delectably shocking, wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade are now hand-annotated throughout by the author himself, with Bourdain's updated insights and commentary—and a new Afterword about the radically changing food and restaurant industry a decade after the book's original publication. The drugs, sex, and haute cuisine are still here, but given a fresh new perspective from the bona fide super-celebrity chef, star of TV's No Reservations, and bestselling author of Medium Raw, Bone in the Throat, Gone Bamboo, and A Cook's Tour. No matter if it's your first time in Tony's Kitchen or if you've experienced the heat before, this sensational Insider's Edition is a treat worth savoring!
Bourdains prose is utterly riveting, swaggering with stylish machismo and a precise ear for kitchen patois. New York magazine
“Youll laugh, youll cry...youre gonna love it.” Denver Post
“The kind of book you read in one sitting, then rush about annoying your coworkers by declaiming whole passages.” USA Today
Bourdain captures the world of restaurants and professionally cooked food in all its theatrical, demented glory. USA Today
A gonzo memoir of whats really going on behind those swinging doors.... Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain is unique. Newsweek
Hysterical.... Bourdain gleefully rips through the scenery to reveal private backstage horrors. New York Times Book Review
A pocket-size edition of the megabestselling classic, hand-annotated throughout by Anthony Bourdain himself.
Bourdain's deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade lays out more than a quarter century of drugs, sex, and haute cuisine.
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. He is the host of the popular television show No Reservations.