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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Fascinating inside information about restaurant food and chefs. Unfortunately, I found the excessive use of obscenities detracting.
Not because we share the same craft but because he tells it with the accuracy that I have never heard before. It's almost like every Honest cook has had the same story or walk through life no matter the roots always starting cocky, ended humbled. listening to him trumps the reading of the book, very happy with my purchase.
I enjoyed this. Anthony Bourdain is an interesting guy, with an amusing past. There are a few parts of the book where the narration gets cut off and the next chapter starts immediately. It's a bit annoying. Other than that, a good book.
The audio and story is by far one of the best out there. Read by Anthony himself on the audio book version which is never a disappointment. I was enticed to learn about the pirate esq. business that is the restaurant industry and was able to take away great management and business owner tips and advice while laughing through some of the dialogue and one liners the cooks and staff frequently used. Overall a steady read.
I loved this!! An unappologetic examination of both himself and the industry. It's colorful and the language is as real as it gets, but you will learn to cuss in several different languages! This is not the book for those of delicate sensibilities. If you are passionate about food, dive in, you won't regret it!
Anthony Bordain provides an honest insider's account of the upscale restaurant world. It's highly entertaining.
Well-written blend of stories, jokes, advice, memoirs, shop-talk and shit-talk.
Highly recommended. Anthony Bourdain is at once wise, crude, reflective, yet always profanely hilarious.
It's easy to see why Anthony bourdain has excelled as a travel guide to the most interesting cuisines in the world. The book itself is a must read for anyone interested in working in a kitchen.
If you like Anthony, or even if you don't, if you're the least bit interested in what it's like to be in the trenches of someone's chosen career. Especially one that is demanding in both skill & timing. Bourdain's makes it as clear as a bottle of white wine & as tasty as your favorite dish. Bon appetite
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