They would be "hilarious" at times, "hard working" while working up the career ladder, and "true stories" behind what is successful chef.
The most interesting aspect would have to be "working up the career ladder" while having fun. The least interesting part was spending some time in Japan.
It was the "Young" Anthony Bourdain who was broke at most of times, yet like other aspiring chef "trying to work up the career ladder up".
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly -- the same title as the book.
I was fascinated by the no-nonsense way of listening Anthony Bourdain told when he was young and broke, yet he let every listener know that the success in the chef business was reserved for those not necessarily "who worked hard and had a knack for delicious meal and presentation" but for "a few who was lucky."
I had watched Bourdain on TV and loved his outlook on food and his irreverence of all things traditional. So, it was wonderful to hear his voice read his book and learn of his ascent in the restaurant world. On top of learning his story, Bourdain tells the behind-the- scenes story of a chef from the early mornings to the late nights, how unglamorous it can be and how much hard work it is. But, if you're passionate enough about it, you love every minute of it. And Bourdain does. A good listen.
Yes, it was very informative and entertaining
I don't have any comparisons. I think it is a very unique book. I don't usually listen to books by chefs but I like Anthony Bourdain so I gave it a try.
no. wouldn't know.
I think they already have, His tv show on the travel channel is quite like the book.
I really liked his information and I liked hearing it in his voice but he talks SOOOO fast. I know he's a NYorker and it's his style but maybe in the production, it could be slowed down, just a little. It kinda sounds like he is just trying to get thru it as fast as possible.
the casual way the author himself is reading / narrating his own book
the fun & wit throughout
This was an entertaining book. I learned what it is like to be behind the closed doors and in the kitchen of a restaurant. I especially liked the essential kitchen tools, kitchen lingo, and tips at the end of the book for succeeding as a chef. At times it was hard to follow all of the managers, chefs, co-workers and restaurants mentioned in the book because Bourdain switched jobs so often. There is one chapter in the book (I think the one about the summer club - or whatever it was called) where Bourdain's narration speed slowed dramatically. I thought I accidentally bumped the narrator speed button on my audible player. But overall I thought the narration was very good. I would recommend this book for anyone interested in cooking.
I seek out anything that Anthony Bordain is doing. I listened to his second cooking related book, Medium Raw before I listened to this one. Both were excellent. I was quite disappointed when I had to move on to listen to something else. I will definately listen to this again.
a must read if your in the biz , or just a foodie.
I love his dry humor.
I love when the author talks about what you might hear line cooks talking on a bussy night on the line..
The man knows how to tell a story. If you seen his tv show no reservations you'll know what to expect here.
Redo the audio. Anthony's voice sounds like he's speaking through a bargain bin mic during the middle chapters that make his voice sound like he is talking through the protection agency.
listening to the voice change made me want to stop reading. It was really jarring when he switched to the different microphones.
I'm all about challenging myself lately so I'm using books to do that. They inspire & engage me so I can see what works. Reading is my life.
YES! This book made me laugh so many times and it really did make me think about food in a whole new way.
He doesn't take himself seriously, and that makes his story telling even more fun to hear.
This is a book that cusses often, is riddled with sarcasm, and one of the best I have heard in a long while.