Recently, The New Yorker published chef Anthony Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Bourdain spared no one's appetite in this tell-all about what happens behind the kitchen door.
Now, the author uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable audiobook, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike. From his first oyster in the Gironde, to his lowly position as a dishwasher in a honky-tonk fish restaurant in Provincetown, 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.
Anthony Bourdain is the author of the novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo. This is his first work of nonfiction. He is the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in New York City.
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You need to be interested in cooking and Bourdain to enjoy this book. I thought it was a lot of fun. Interesting too.
excellent - some parts were read too fast and needed to go back to understand them
having the book read by Mr. Bourdain made it very enjoyable
looking forward to reading more from him
Violent. Opinionated. Inspiring
Bigfoot. He's a badass and a mensch.
Nope. Next question
Any moment he went into detail about a particular service or the goings on in a kitchen took me back to when I was running around like an idiot in a restaurant years ago.
You probably won't agree with a lot of what he says, but he will get you thinking and motivated, even if it is to prove him wrong.
the book was fine, but the recording was lacking. there were at least 3 chapters that were cut off in mid-sentence
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