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Publisher Description

Anthony Bourdain, host of Parts Unknown, reveals "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine" in his breakout New York Times bestseller Kitchen Confidential.

Bourdain spares 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.

Biographies & Memoirs
December 10
Bloomsbury Publishing
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Customer Reviews

across milkyway ,

The love of food from the bottom of the food chain in NYC

This book charters Tony's zenful, uncomplicated, open-minded and rewarding love for the limitless varieties of food delicacies from different background and cultures that begins from his childhood's travel to France country side to his sentimentality towards his sous chefs and the crew of hard working and often ignored line cooks from South America whom he worked with for over two decades in the restaurant business in the NY city.

Buff'70 ,

Kitchen Confidential

I've been meaning to read this book for years, after reading Chef Bourdain's articles in the New Yorker, and it did not disappoint. It is an enjoyable tour of human behavior as much as of restaurant kitchens, and is strangely reminiscent of some interesting days and nights in the operating room during my thirty year career as a surgeon.

Pearl on board! ,

Confidential Kitchen

Excellent! I had no idea how difficult it is to maintain a loyal, diligent, and responsible kitchen crew in order to become a successful chef. A good look at behind the scenes in any kitchen has changed my attitude towards any crew member, from the chef to the dishwasher.

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