Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary

A deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild but true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his than a quarter century of drugs, sex, and haute cuisine now with all new, never before published materialNew York Chef Tony Bourdain gives away secrets of the trade in his wickedly funny, inspiring memoir expose Kitchen Confidential reveals what Bourdain calls twenty five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly


About the Author: Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain was the author of the novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, in addition to the mega bestsellers Kitchen Confidential and A Cook s Tour His work has appeared in The New York Times and The New Yorker, and he was a contributing authority for Food Arts magazine He was the host of the popular Emmy and Peabody Award winning television show Parts Unknown.



10 thoughts on “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

  1. says:

    Excellent, vivid read about life in restaurant kitchens Very atmospheric and I feel like I learned a lot about a very specific culture.


  2. says:

    My first exposure to Anthony Bourdain, via his show No Reservations, left me with with the sense of a true asshole who sneered down his nose with aging punk rock disdain at people and things he deemed beneath him, and, honestly, it seemed like most people and things were beneath him For some reason, even though he crossed my Southern sensibilities and turned me off to him on that first exposure, I kept watching the sh


  3. says:

    I love food and I love hot sexy chefs with potty mouths.I remember first discovering Anthony Bourdain on the Food Network many years ago It was 3am and I was unable to sleep and here was this brooding, hot piece of ass chain smoking and touring Russia I never remembered his name but he haunted my dreams until I re discovered him years later on the Travel Channel show, No Reservations In Kitchen Confidential, he is able t


  4. says:

    Maybe 3.5 stars, sometimes 4 It has lots of interesting anecdotes, but it was somewhat repetitive at parts While interesting for the non culinary inclined, I think it would be better received by someone with a kitchen background or a person who has worked in food and beverage.Some parts of this book talk about fantastic food and will leave you drooling As a result, you will want to hop the next flight and travel the world v


  5. says:

    I don t know, you see, how a normal person acts I don t know how to behave outside my kitchen I don t know the rules I m aware of them, sure, but I don t care to observe them any because I haven t had to for so many years Okay, I can put on a jacket, go out for dinner and a movie, and I can eat with a knife and fork without embarrassing my hosts But can I really behave I don t know I can t explain why it s taken me this long n


  6. says:

    What follows is my summary of this book Blah, blah, blah I m an asshole blah, blah, blah yay, drugs blah, blah, fuck everyone, pork chop, fuck you all, mince, veal, drugs, blood, blah, blah, blah.Maybe you can tell, I am less than impressed I don t feel too bad writing this review, because Bourdain certainly never minces his words culinary pun intended I was expecting entertaining anecdotes, but frankly I was bored most of the ti


  7. says:

    Good food is very often, even most often, simple foodAnthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential There is a certain thrill to being the first person to reach the top of a mountain, the first to eat at a soon to be famous restaurant, the first to discover an author, a band, a new food or experience Well friend, the thrill of a late discovery even when you are 15 years late to the party is still pretty damn sweet I might have seen Bourdain


  8. says:

    R.I.P.


  9. says:

    If you are like me and love food, watching Top Chef and Food Channel, think that cooking is art, an outlet for creativity, consider chefs featured on such shows including Anthony Bourdain as super sophisticated artists, you are up for a surprise with this book Bourdain definitely crushes all preconceived notions we might have about the industry You remember those foul mouthed, unkempt, ever fired and hired kitchen workers with shifty past


  10. says:

    Kitchen Confidential Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, Anthony BourdainReleased in 2000, the book is both Bourdain s professional memoir and a behind the scenes look at restaurant kitchens The book is known for its treatment of the professional culinary industry, which he describes as an intense, unpleasant, and sometimes hazardous workplace staffed by who he describes as misfits Bourdain believes that the workplace is not for hobbyists


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