Kitchen Confidential: Adventures In The Culinary Underbelly

Hardcover | May 22, 2000

byAnthony Bourdain

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Kitchen Confidential reveals what Bourdain calls "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine."


Last summer, The New Yorker published Chef Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Bourdain spared no one's appetite when he told all about what happens behind the kitchen door. Bourdain uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable book, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike. From Bourdain's first oyster in the Gironde, to his lowly position as dishwasher in a honky tonk fish restaurant in Provincetown (where he witnesses for the first time the real delights of being a chef); from the kitchen of the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center, to drug dealers in the east village, from Tokyo to Paris and back to New York again, Bourdain's tales of the kitchen are as passionate as they are unpredictable. Kitchen Confidential will make your mouth water while your belly aches with laughter. You'll beg the chef for more, please.

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 If you are looking for a delicious book about cuisine and laughter, then your wait is over. After twenty-five years as a top chef in New York City, Anthony Bourdain has written a book full of tales to delight from the Big Apple. While spinning yarns of humour, Kitchen Confidential indulges us with some of Bourdain's most famous recipe...

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Kitchen Confidential reveals what Bourdain calls "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine."Last summer, The New Yorker published Chef Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Bourdain spared no one's appetite when he told all about what happens behind the kitchen door. Bourdain uses the same "take-n...

Anthony Bourdain is the author of Bone in the Throat. This is his first work of non-fiction. He is the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in New York City.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.63 × 6.45 × 2.09 inPublished:May 22, 2000Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:158234082x

ISBN - 13:9781582340821

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If you are looking for a delicious book about cuisine and laughter, then your wait is over. After twenty-five years as a top chef in New York City, Anthony Bourdain has written a book full of tales to delight from the Big Apple. While spinning yarns of humour, Kitchen Confidential indulges us with some of Bourdain's most famous recipes and tricks of the trade.

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Part kitchen gossip and part autobiography, combined with a liberal sprinkling of cooking and restaurant eating tips. At times humourous, this book often dishes out some marvelous dirt. You'll discover why you should never order the fish when eating out on a Monday. You'll learn about the drug habits of the author. This book is an interesting mixture of flavours -- which makes it hard to categorize, but easy to recommend.