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Kitchen Confidential: Insider's Edition

By Anthony Bourdain

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Publish Date

June 04, 2013


Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs


After twenty-five years of 'sex, drugs, bad behaviour and haute cuisine', chef and novelist Anthony Bourdain 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 the 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 funny.
Anthony Bourdain was not only the bestselling author of Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, he was also the author of the novels: Bone in the Throat, The Bobby Gold Stories and Gone Bamboo, his work appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker and Food Arts magazine and he was the host of the international CNN television series Parts Unknown.

ISBN: 9781408845042
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Published: June 04, 2013

"A compelling book with its intriguing mix of clever writing and kitchen patois ... more horrifically gripping than a Stephen King novel." - Sunday Times

"Fantastic: as lip-smackingly seductive as a bowl of fat chips and pungent aioli." - Daily Telegraph

"Elizabeth David written by Quentin Tarantino." - A.A. Gill

"Extraordinary ... written with a clarity and a clear-eyed wit to put the professional food-writing fraternity to shame." - Observer