Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Format:  Hardcover,

307 pages

Edition: Us

Publisher: St Martins Pr

Publish Date: May 2000

ISBN-13: 9781582340821

ISBN-10: 158234082X

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New York Chef Tony Bourdain gives away secrets of the trade in his wickedly funny, inspiring memoir/expose. 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.


Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publish Date: May 2000
ISBN-13: 9781582340821
ISBN-10: 158234082X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 307
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.3
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.5 x 9.5 x 1.0

About the author

Biography of Bourdain, Anthony

Chef and author Anthony Bourdain was born in New York City on June 25, 1956. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978. He has written numerous books including The Nasty Bits; Bone in the Throat; Gone Bamboo; Typhoid Mary: An Urban Historical; and No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach. He was named Food Writer of the Year in 2001 by Bon Apptit magazine for Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly and A Cook's Tour was named Food Book of the Year in 2002 by the British Guild of Food Writers. He is the host of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations on the Travel Channel. He is currently honorary Chef-at-Large of Brasserie Les Halles.

Chapter outline

A Note from the Chef
First Course
Food Is Good
Food Is Sex
Food Is Pain
Inside the CIA
The Return of Mal Carne
Second Course
Who Cooks?
From Our Kitchen to Your Table
How to Cook Like the Pros
Owner's Syndrome and Other Medical Anomalies
Third Course
I Make My Bones
The Happy Time
Chef of the Future!
Apocalypse Now
The Wilderness Years
What I Know About Meat
Pino Noir: Tuscan Interlude
ADay in the Life
The Level of Discourse
Other Bodies
Adam Real-Last-Name-Unknown
Department of Human Resources
Coffee and a Cigarette
The Life of Bryan
Mission to Tokyo
So You Want to Be a Chef? A Commencement Address
Kitchen's Closed

Awards and Recognitions

  • Original Voices Award, 2001 (United States)

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