Kitchen Confidential

Kitchen Confidential : 21 Great Bloomsbury Reads for the 21st Century

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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 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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129.5 x 193 x 30.5mm | 294.84g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 21st Birthday Celebratory ed
  • 0747590117
  • 9780747590118
  • 2,190,973

About Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain is the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential, Typhoid Mary, and A Cook's Tour, which was turned into a successful series by the same name for the Food Network. His fiction includes The Bobby Gold Stories, Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo. He is the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in New York City and recently published Les Halles more

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'A compelling book with its intriguing mix of clever writing and kitchen patois more horrifically gripping than a Stephen King novel' Sunday Times 'A style partaking of Hunter S. Thompson, Iggy Pop and a little Jonathan Swift hysterical' New York Times 'Extraordinary written with a clarity and a clear-eyed wit to put the professional food-writing fraternity to shame' Observer 'Real, fast and frantic, this book conveys the buzz of the kitchen in a way that only a real cook will be able to understand' The Timesshow more

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