Kitchen Confidential : Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Hardcover)

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Last summer, The New Yorker published Chef Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This". Bourdain spared no one's appetite when he told all about what happens behind the kitchen door. Bourdain uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable book, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike. From Bourdain's first oyster in the Gironde, to his lowly position as dishwasher in a honky tonk fish restaurant in Provincetown (where he witnesses for the first time the real delights of being a chef); 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 will beg the chef for more, please.

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Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9781582340821
SKU 30622784
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 158234082X
Release Date 4/10/2007
Table Of Contents <FONT SIZE="+2">Contents </FONT> <P> <PRE> APPETIZER A Note from the Chef.............................................3 FIRST COURSE Food Is Good.....................................................9 Food Is Sex.....................................................19 Food Is Pain....................................................25 Inside the CIA..................................................36 The Return of Mal Carne.........................................45 SECOND COURSE Who Cooks?......................................................55 From Our Kitchen to Your Table..................................64 How to Cook Like the Pros.......................................75 Owner's Syndrome and Other Medical Anomalies....................84 Bigfoot.........................................................91 THIRD COURSE I Make My Bones................................................105 The Happy Time.................................................120 Chef of the Future!............................................128 Apocalypse Now.................................................134 The Wilderness Years...........................................144 What I Know About Meat.........................................153 Pino Noir: Tuscan Interlude....................................163 DESSERT A Day in the Life..................................................183 Sous-Chef..........................................................206 The Level of Discourse.............................................221 Other Bodies.......................................................229 Adam Real-Last-Name-Unknown........................................235 Department of Human Resources......................................246 COFFEE AND A CIGARETTE The Life of Bryan..................................................255 Mission to Tokyo...................................................272 So You Want to Be a Chef? A Commencement Address..................293 Kitchen's Closed...................................................300 </PRE> <!--excerpt-->
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 1T
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"In a style partaking of Hunter S. Thompson, Iggy Pop and a little Jonathan Swift, Bourdain gleefully rips through the scenery to reveal private backstage horrors little dreamed of by the trusting public....You may find this revolting. I think the guy is hysterical. He's also, beneath it all, devoted to good food and the very difficult life that goes with cooking it professionally."
"KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL discloses further restaurant secrets (you may think twice about ordering chicken, for example), but it's more a rollicking tale of Bourdain's culinary journey....But what is most striking about KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL is the utmost passion Bourdain displays."
"[T]remendously appealing, joyously penned....[A]n elegant meld of insider reporting on the food business and personal memoir....Resentment and rage, Bourdain's cherished motivators, fuel many of his life choices but not this narrative. He knows that the curiosity and aggression that might have made him a suicide or a killer are the same that turned him into a cook. He needs to be contained (pretty much every minute of the day and night), and he's found his ideal holding cell in the restaurant kitchen, where he's free to be a barking, swaggering, finger-sniffing, keen-eyed beast."
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Editors Note A New York City chef who is also a novelist recounts his experiences in the restaurant business, and exposes abuses of power, sexual promiscuity, drug use, and other secrets of life behind kitchen doors.
Annotation In this tough, candid memoir, Anthony Bourdain, who has been a chef at several well-known restaurants, takes the reader backstage to reveal the secrets of restaurant kitchens--some of them not so appetizing, most of them hilarious, all of them illuminating. Bourdain's alcohol and adrenaline-soaked world, both enticing and repellant, will endlessly fascinate readers.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0288
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

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