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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Kitchen Confidential Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Author: Anthony Bourdain
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." — In Chef Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Bourda...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780747553557
ISBN-10: 0747553556
Publication Date: 6/4/2001
Pages: 320
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publ Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I have found this book to be dead on perfect as to how a restaurant works, I have worked the Food Industry for over 20 years, and he is dead on!!! He kept me laughing about all of the tings that happen. He always makes me smile and laugh through out his books.
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Helpful Score: 5
Memoir of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who admits his arrogance and missteps with no apologies. Insider's look into the "underbelly" of professional restaurant chefs and their world. Has a hard edge, but is ultimately a very rewarding read.
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Helpful Score: 5
If you've wondered about kitchen culture, this is the book. As the mother of a chef, a line cook, and a restaurant owner I learned a lot about the alien (but lovable) world of the professional kitchen. And what not to order for Sunday brunch.
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Helpful Score: 5
I love this book and am not sure I can let it go. It is, all at once, informative, fascinating, addictive. His ability to explain, in explicit detail, some of the more grotesque practices of even the BEST restaurants or their staff, while not removing your desire to frequent these establishments, is quite uncanny. It is also a concise but invaluable resource for restaurant workers and home cooks alike. One thing is for sure, you will not come away from this book thinking that someday it might be fun to open a small restaurant as a lark!
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Helpful Score: 3
If you're a fan of anything Bourdain's done - you'll want to read this. If you're NOT a fan, you'll WANT to read this to find out all the backstories behind the restaurants you visit. The gory details are sure to keep you planning your visits out in a whole different light. (big hint: AVOID the Sunday Buffets!)
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Rough, raw, rowdy, and raunchy. Not for the squeamish. Very interesting and entertaining. Yes, the later chapters are written at a slower and more mature pace, but I loved the one about Tokyo. I even enjoyed the chapter about his hands. It might be a good idea for a photographer to put together a book picturing the hands of chefs.
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The beginning was great and he is a really good writer. I got kinda bored at the end but I definitely want to read more stuff that he's written.


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