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    White Slave: The Autobiography (Hardback) By (author) Marco Pierre White


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    DescriptionWhen Marco Pierre White's mother died of a brain haemorrhage 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. He would then go 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 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. This book tells that astonishing story, taking 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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    White Slave
    The Autobiography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marco Pierre White
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 914 g
    ISBN 13: 9780752874630
    ISBN 10: 0752874632

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: WBA
    DC22: 641.5092
    BISAC V2.8: CKB000000, BIO000000
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    23 August 2006
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    Author Information
    Marco Pierre White was born in Leeds in 1961. After learning his trade at the Box Tree in Ilkley, Le Gavroche, Tante Claire and Le Manoir, he opened his first restaurant, Harveys, in 1987. He went on to open several more restaurants before becoming the first British chef to win three Michelin stars at Hyde Park Hotel. More honours followed before, at 38, he retired from the kitchen and began to build a career as a hugely successful businessman.
    Review quote
    'Inspirational' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'Utterly unputdownable' GLAMOUR 'if you really want to know what the chefs get up to in the privacy of their own pantries, pick up White Slave, a tale of violence, genius and sex amongthe pans.' THE SCOTSMAN