I love Tony Bourdain; I want his job: travel, eat, drink, repeat.
I prefered this book over Kitchen Confidential as you really get more of Bourdain's personality and opinions than the autobiographical Confidential. The book has the feel of a bar conversation with Tony telling you stories and opinions about food, the food network, celebrity chefs, McDonalds, and other subjects.
Bourdain is an excellent narrator. Another great car listen that does not require your full undivided attention.
I loved this book. Anthony insights always great to hear. You will come away with insight about the restaurant and food industry that will change your view of the business and how you think about your next meal out!
I like his show and loved the first book. But I have only made it about a third of the way through this audiobook. So far it's all complaints. He needs to get to a subject or a real story.
I thought the ending, especially Chapter 18, was the best part of the book. The middle chapters dragged quite a lot, in my opinion, but the discussion of fish-cutting at Le Bernardin was beautifully detailed and mesmerizing. Totally worth the price of the book. I generally love Bourdain's opinionated approach to, well, everything, but some of the early chapters and much of the middle was just rehashing points he makes elsewhere. I almost gave up on this book about 2/3 of the way through. I'm so glad I didn't, because then I would have missed my beloved Chapter 18, but it was tough going for a while.
Probably not, but only because I rarely listen to/read the same books over again. This does not represent any slight of the author,
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He really brings the story to life by telling the story himself. It comes across as truthful when it comes directly from him.
I was most moved by the end of the book when Anthony recapped how all of the people he had mentioned in Kitchen Confidential were doing today, some doing well, some having disappeared or doing
Just a content and approach issue. Some sections were memorable, but some were more suited to fast forward. Kitchen Confidential was more enjoyable.
It is intersting to have the narrator the author.
A good chuckle here and there. Must reactions we Aha. that makes sense!
It did provided incite into the industry and removed any idea I might have had about going into the business. His Take on the food networks and celebrity chefs was eye opening.
This whole book was just toooo much screaming. I have always enjoyed Anthony Bourdain's books...but this one was a screaming rant. It never stopped from word one til the end. He needs some anger management.
Even if you’re not a big fan of Anthony Bourdain, you’ll enjoy this book a lot . For me, I’m a big fan of his. Therefore, I really loved this book.
I love Anthony Bourdain - I could listen to him read anything and it would be entertaining. I watch his shows and have listened to Kitchen Confidential. This book starts off like his previous endeavors and then gets very detail oriented, but somehow Tony makes it interesting and entertaining.