Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
When Chef Anthony Bourdain wrote "Don't Eat Before You Read This" in The New Yorker, he spared no one's appetite, revealing what goes on behind the kitchen door. In Kitchen Confidential, he expanded the appetizer into a deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet that lays out his twenty-five... show more
When Chef Anthony Bourdain wrote "Don't Eat Before You Read This" in The New Yorker, he spared no one's appetite, revealing what goes on behind the kitchen door. In Kitchen Confidential, he expanded the appetizer into a deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet that lays out his twenty-five years of sex, drugs, and haute cuisine.From his first oyster in Gironda to the kitchen of the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center, from the restaurants of Tokyo to the drug dealers of the East Village, from the mobsters to the rats, Bourdain's brilliantly written and wonderfully read, wild-but-true tales make the belly ache with laughter.
Publish date: October 11th 2005
Publisher: Random House Audio
Edition language: English
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Ho consumato un barattolo di bicarbonato per arrivare alla fine (era una lettura condivisa, altrimenti avrei lasciato). E confesso, quando mi saliva lo schifo, qualche pagina l’ho saltata. Non ho uno stomaco così forte per reggere certi particolari. Non ho colto l’utilità e nemmeno il senso di alcun...
Bullet Review:Very interesting and startlingly honest - though if Bourdain is anything like this book shows, I doubt I would want to meet him in person and have a beer.Full Review:In our culture of reality TV, one of the great things to come out is a renewed interest in food and chefs. Say what you ...
A few of the chapters got a little long in the second half of the book, but overall a very enjoyable read.
If you happen to find this book in audio, don’t hesitate to listen. It’s hilarious. Bourdain is a man of many talents, and one of them is picking up slangs in different languages quickly and adapting to accents. Like I said, hilarious. Things I learned from this book: Never order fish on a Monday...
Very interesting and entertaining. He's a better writer than I expected. Some of the long lists of french food terms got tedious, especially since they were never defined, but there was enough other stuff to keep me interested