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Kitchen Confidential Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Hardcover)

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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 158234082X
ISBN-13: 9781582340821
Sku: 30622784
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 1T
Pages:  288
Age Range:  NA
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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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New York Chef Tony Bourdain gives away secrets of the trade in his wickedly funny, inspiring memoir/expose. Kitchen Confidential reveals what Bourdain calls "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine."

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'll beg the chef for more, please.
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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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Los Angeles Times Book Review
"[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." - Laurie Stone 07/31/2000

Table of Contents

Contents

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

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0288
Product attributePublisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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