After reading Kitchen Confidential I was excited to download this book. The narrating is so good, the tell it like it is style of AB is perfect; however it was a lot of talk about different Chefs and their kitchen, not about AB.
I enjoyed the book, but if you're trying to decide between this and Kitchen Confidential, download the latter.
It's worth your time and money. He clears the air on food and process clearly.
I am a fan of Mr. Bourdain, as maybe you are too. This book is, as it says in the title, written to and for people in the food industry or with close knowledge of it. I am not one of those people.
Filled with un-elaborated references to culinary personalities there are whole paragraphs or chapters you might not get. The progression of chapters is again difficult to follow for the outsider.
But for a view of this private world and a chance to listen in on a conversation between cooks and culinary personalities, this is a good book. As a lover of food and eager to learn more about those who prepare it, again this is a good read.
The performance is good, as you would expect from a TV personality with a love of off camera narration. I enjoyed this and found it thoroughly satisfying. If you know and like anything about the author, you'll probably like it too.
As has been true from the last book from Mr. Bourdain, this book was entertaining to listen to while cooking and relaxing while enjoying a drink at the end of a work day. I enjoy the energy with which he reads and do wonder if maybe he should consider doing voice work for animated films I think he'd enjoy it and add the same energy to his character.
Anthony Bourdain is always entertaining and has great personality. I have read ever of his books, but this is the first that I didn't have to imagine his voice telling the story because, through he miracle of science, he was actually telling me the story.
I enjoyed hearing new tales from his past and getting some meaningful background, but it was also fun to hear what happened as a result of writing 'Kitchen Confidential'. Tony has a terrific speaking ability and attitude which makes it easy to sit down with this audiobook and lose track of the afternoon.
If you are a fan of Tony, food, or interesting and entertaining anecdotes, this will be a very enjoyable audiobook for you to download.
Bourdain reads flawlessly. Provides great descriptions of food and people. I enjoyed his humor. He's a very observant and self deprecating guy. A fun read.