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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I love how Tony acts like a buffoon when he is in fact an articulate writer. he had enough real world struggles that made him who he is today. I was a cook and Waitron for a decade. he totally took me back in time. it is as relevant today as it was 15 years ago. I love this book.
I'm just a guy who hates Small talk, thanks to audible and a good set of ear buds. Not shopping, not even waiting rooms are a problem.
I always like non fiction when it's read by the writer
The honesty, this is the first time the truth of the kitchen life was brought out into the light.
Great book, worth the price
I want sleep beneath the peaceful skies in my lover's bed with a wide open country in my eyes and these romantic dreams in my head~~
I would, there was a lot of information on how to run a kitchen/restaurant and he goes through so much of it you can't help but pick up some new things if you listen more than once.
Bourdain's voice--he is an excellent narrator in my opinion. Hearing the beginnings of his career and how he graduated from CIA was entertaining.
I plan to get the rest of his books, I have not heard any others yet.
Culinary Badass Through the Years
He has a likable personality, great stories, and a unique but fair attitude for his world of food.
This guy wrote this book for self promotion. Don't read if you're interested in actually learning something. Just watch one of his TV shows.
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