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Kitchen Confidential Audiobook

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

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Why we think it's Essential: "My favorite books take me to a destination I couldn't visit on my own. In Kitchen Confidential, Tony Bourdain led me through his world of food, kitchens, and restaurants. Without Bourdain, I wouldn't have known about the grueling life at the stove, the colorful exploits in the kitchen, and the millions of details that go into making lovely meals. As you may know from Bourdain's TV career, there's no better, or funnier, guide to the world of food." (Beth Anderson)

Publisher's Summary

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.

Hear an exclusive interview with Bourdain.

Executive Producer: Dan Zitt
Producer: John McElroy
Original Cover Photo: © Courtney Grant Winston for Food Arts
Original Cover Design: Notice 51
©2000 Anthony Bourdain
(P)2000 Random House, Inc.

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    Pamela 11-01-15
    Pamela 11-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting, too much vulgarity"
    Where does Kitchen Confidential rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Fascinating inside information about restaurant food and chefs. Unfortunately, I found the excessive use of obscenities detracting.


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    Will 10-29-15
    Will 10-29-15
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    "always have been a fan always will be"

    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.

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    Joel 10-29-15
    Joel 10-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A good book, very entertaining."

    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.

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    Markus 10-21-15
    Markus 10-21-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Never Disappointed!"

    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.

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    A. Cross 09-20-15
    A. Cross 09-20-15
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    "If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen"
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    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!

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    WandaChantel Freeman 09-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great read"

    if you've ever wanted a behind the scenes, no holds barred look at what its like in the life as a chef this is the book for you.

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    Adolfo Mondragon Chicago, IL United States 09-10-15
    Adolfo Mondragon Chicago, IL United States 09-10-15
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    "Honest View of A Chef's Life"

    Anthony Bordain provides an honest insider's account of the upscale restaurant world. It's highly entertaining.

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    JetFresh 09-04-15
    JetFresh 09-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent "

    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.

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    Ethan Webster Pennsylvania, USA 08-22-15
    Ethan Webster Pennsylvania, USA 08-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "quintessential guide to the chef's life"

    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.

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    daniel 08-17-15
    daniel 08-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Scratch & Sniff app?"

    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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