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
  • 556,649

About Gawain Barker

Gawain Barker grew up in Fiji and immigrated to Australia at age sixteen. He started cooking professionally in tropical North Queensland and then spent the next twenty-eight years cooking up a storm in a huge variety of restaurants, private homes, cooking shows, music festivals and resorts. From Australia to Canada, from England to Switzerland, Gawain has learnt a multitude of culinary styles, cooking techniques and psychological tricks - things all crucial to kitchen work. From celebrity chefs such as Rick Stein and Ainsley Herriot to tattooed furry feral freaks, Gawain has worked with the biggest cast of kitchen characters imaginable, and dealt with the most bizarre situations. His blog http: //200kitchens.wixsite.com//200kitchens features all new material. He is working on a second draft of a novel with plans for two related books. The Australian Society of Authors lists him as an Associate Member and so does The Queensland Writers Centre. Having performed many times, Gawain enjoys an audience and understands the value of good marketing in any creative field. He makes visual art which can be viewed at http: //bushbrother.com
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