200 Kitchens

200 Kitchens : Confessions of a Nomad Cook

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A lot can happen in 200 kitchens.

A giant razor-clawed lizard attack. An ecstasy overdose on a busy service. A stripper in the cold-room. A twenty-eight-hour day and a hundred-and eight-hour week. Dish-pigs on acid and billionaire special forces bodyguards. Burnt genitalia and the spine-nipple. Not to mention a whole lot of love, hate, madness and magic.

From tropical beaches to corporate skyscrapers and into the homes of the super-rich. At the big food shows, rural vineyards and week-long music festivals. From inner-city restaurants to remote resorts - it's all in a day's work for a gypsy knife-for-hire.

Beyond the food, sex, drugs and laughter, 200 Kitchens is also about the psychology and politics of an industry where permanent physical damage and going insane are not only possible - but very likely.See what it takes to give serious pleasure while in serious pain.

Take a trip through three decades of the bizarre and beautiful and step into biggest variety of kitchens imaginable. From a Pacific Island childhood to working with the superstar TV chefs, this true-life story is a celebration of the world's oldest pleasure.

200 Kitchens is a thought-provoking and very funny odyssey through the magic of cooking . . . and where it can take you.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 322g
  • Australia
  • English
  • 0987643002
  • 9780987643001
  • 1,219,806

About Gawain Barker

After a South Pacific childhood, Gawain Barker spent the next three decades cooking up a storm in a huge variety of restaurants, private homes, cooking shows, music festivals and resorts. From TV chefs like Rick Stein and Ainsley Harriott, through to techno ravers and bare-foot hippies, he's worked with the biggest cast of kitchen characters imaginable. His culinary autobiography - 200 Kitchens: Confessions of a Nomad Cook - tells this unique story. For more cooking tales and ruminations on food, enjoy the blog - https: //200kitchens.wixsite.com/200kitchens Now retired from the kitchen and writing full-time, Gawain has the first in a trilogy of crime thrillers out - The Colour of Shadows. Set in the tropics of Australia's wild north, this series takes the noir/private-eye template as a starting point to explore the rough-as-guts social mores, endemic political and police corruption, and absolute personal freedoms of an often wild and lawless era - Far North Queensland of the 1970s & 1980s. Through decades of personal experience in Far North Australia, much research, and many interviews with colourful identities, he is recreating an untold world, filled with epic natural beauty and some very dangerous people. For more on the book - https: //www.thecolourofshadows.com/ 200 Kitchens and The Colour of Shadows are from Bushbrother books. This imprint can be found at http: //www.bushbrother.com
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