In Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000), celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain recounts his transformation from an affluent child who sampled French cuisine during summer vacation to a rough-and-tumble chef who oversaw doomed and flourishing kitchens alike. Kitchen Confidential reveals the often disgusting environments where chefs sling out expensive meals for high-paying customers.
After twenty-five years of 'sex, drugs, bad behaviour and haute cuisine', chef and novelist Anthony Bourdain has decided to tell all. From his first oyster in the Gironde to his lowly position as a dishwasher in a honky-tonk fish restaurant in Provincetown; from the kitchen of the Rainbow Room atop the 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, as shocking as they are funny.
Kitchen Confidential The updated edition of the wickedly funny and insightful bestseller filled with "25 years of sex, drugs, bad behavior, and haute cuisine," now includes three new chapters about the author's adventures since the book was originally published. Full description
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Jack Bourdain had it all but messed it up going wild. Four years later, he ends up with a crappy job in Pizza Chain. Then, he gets an offer to get back in the game as the chef of a famous restaurant.