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    DescriptionWhen Marco Pierre White's mother died when he was just six years old, it transformed his life. Soon, his father was urging him to earn his own keep and by sixteen he was working in his first restaurant. White went on to learn from some of the best chefs in the country, such as Albert Roux, Raymond Blanc and Pierre Koffmann. He survived the intense pressure of hundred-hour weeks in the heat of the kitchen, developed his own style, and then struck out on his own. At Harveys in Wandsworth, which he opened in 1987, he developed a reputation as a stunning cook and a rock 'n' roll sex god of the kitchen. But he was also a man who might throw you out of his restaurant, and his temper was legendary, as younger chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal would find out when they worked for him. He eventually opened several more restaurants, won every honour going and then realised that it still wasn't enough. Here Marco takes the reader right into the heat of the kitchen with a sharp-edged wit and a sizzling pace that will fascinate anyone brave enough to open the pages of this book and enter his domain.


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    Title
    The Devil in the Kitchen
    Subtitle
    The Autobiography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marco Pierre White
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780752881614
    ISBN 10: 0752881612
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: WB
    DC22: 641.5092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    Thema V1.0: WB, DNBA
    Illustrations note
    22
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    22 August 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Marco Pierre White was born in Leeds and learnt his trade at the Box Tree in Ilkley, Le Gavroche, Tante Claire and Le Manoir. He opened his first restaurant, Harveys, in 1987, and was the first British chef to win three Michelin stars at Hyde Park Hotel. At 38, he retired from the kitchen and began to build a career as a hugely successful businessman.
    Review quote
    This book should serve as a primer to young men on the make GUARDIAN