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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly By Anthony Bourdain Kitchen Confidential Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly 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

  • Title: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
  • Author: Anthony Bourdain
  • ISBN: 9780060899226
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly By Anthony Bourdain 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 material.New York Chef Tony Bourdain gives away secrets of the trade in his wickedly funny, inspiring memoir expose Kitchen ConA 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 material.New 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 By Anthony Bourdain

    Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition Adventures in the Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain is unique Newsweek Bourdain s prose is utterly riveting, swaggering with stylish machismo and a precise ear for kitchen patois New York magazine Hysterical Bourdain gleefully rips through the scenery to reveal private backstage horrors New York Times Book Review Kitchen Confidential Adventures in the Culinary May , Kitchen Confidential Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, Anthony Bourdain Released in , 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 Kitchen Confidential Adventures in the Kitchen Confidential is an edgy look into some of the scariest kitchens in America It is also a glimpse of punk rock cooking, drugs, and slave like efforts the public never knew existed I enjoy cooking simple dishes and exploring new foods I am by no means a trained chef. Kitchen Confidential book Kitchen Confidential Adventures in the Culinary Up to sh backJan , Anthony Bourdain was the author of the novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, the memoir A Cook s Tour, and the New York Times bestsellers Kitchen Confidential, Medium Raw, and Appetites His work appeared in the New York Times and The New Yorker He was the host of the popular television shows No Reservations and Parts Unknown. PDF Kitchen Confidential Adventures in the Culinary Free download or read online Kitchen Confidential Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly pdf ePUB book The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Anthony Bourdain The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

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    1. Jacob on said:

      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 show and realized that there is a lot to him than that first impression suggeste [...]

    2. Ratscats on said:

      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 to translate his sultry self onto paper But he is not just a piece of meat, m [...]

    3. Matthew on said:

      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 visiting as many restaurants and trying as many types of food as you can.O [...]

    4. Tatiana on said:

      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 pasts you ve come across at some points in your life I thought [...]

    5. Patrick on said:

      Halfway through this book I remembered I don t have the slightest bit of interest in the culinary arts whatsoever Luckily, I was listening to it on audiotape Unluckily, cassette 4 broke and I had to read the rest with my eyes I m not sure why I picked this up, I guess because I heard Bourdain was the punk rock chef, but besides listening to the Sex Pistols and Velvet Underground while he cooked, there s not a whole lot else going on of a punk rock nature He was a drug addict, but the book kind o [...]

    6. Malia on said:

      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 What I ultimately took away from this is that Bourdain would not like me I m a vegetarian, for one and I would not like him I don t feel too bad writing this review, because Bourdain certainly never minces his words culinary pun intended I was expecting enter [...]

    7. Darwin8u on said:

      Good food is very often, even most often, simple food Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen ConfidentialThere 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 s books as I wandered through a bookstore I might have seen him [...]

    8. Sydney on said:

      The book s author is clearly impressed with having passed through the esteemed halls of Vassar College, yet prouder still of his hard knocks and rough and tumble street degree earned working for a slew of restaurants Much of the book is spent describing the working stiffs in the culinary field and their wildly anti social and anti establishment behavior and greedy incompetent restaurant owners The anecdotes were mildly amusing for the first hundred pages but tiresome by the end If you re stuck o [...]

    9. Patricia on said:

      Advanced warning I tend to take on the vernacular of whomever I m reading, so now might be a good time to mention that Anthony Bourdain has a very colorful er style So, I ve finished reading Anthony Bourdain s book Kitchen Confidential, which is basically about all the craziness that goes on behind the scenes in the restaurant world As I started reading the book, I thought I d be of one of two minds by the end either I d never want to eat out again, or I d want to chuck the teaching career and b [...]

    10. Vonia on said:

      Oh, Anthony Bourdain How I love you I have no idea why it took me so long to read his very first memoir Amazing, hilarious, witty, educational, enlightening, entertaining, intriguing, original, honest This should be mandatory reading for every first year CIA student For anyone unfamiliar with this use, that is The Culinary Institutes Of America, Bourdain s Alma Mater, not The Central Intelligence Agency Of course, Fortunately Unfortunately , although I was not in the industry long enough to pers [...]

    11. Madeline on said:

      No, I want to tell you about the dark recesses of the restaurant underbelly a subculture whose centuries old militaristic hierarchy and ethos of rum, buggery and the lash make for a mix of unwavering order and nerve shattering chaos because I find it all quite comfortable, like a nice warm bath I can move around easily in this life I speak the language In the small, incestuous community of chefs and cooks in New York City, I know the people, and in my kitchen, I know how to behave as opposed to [...]

    12. Sara on said:

      I enjoyed this book by Mr Bourdain I like his attitude.This is an entirely different world from what I live in I ve never worked in the food service industry, is it still like this nowadays A world where you can never be sued for sexual harassment and foul language I have a boring office job and this is so foreign to me.Because this is so far removed from my own experiences of the world heck, I ve never even been to New York and seldom eat at fancy restaurants I liked it It was fun And eye openi [...]

    13. Stacia (the 2010 club) on said:

      I almost feel the need to have to bring back my 3 stars is not a bad rating disclaimer, since I ve had a bizarrely rare couple of weeks with several 4 star rated books in my lineup Well here we are again, settling back into the 3 star is the standard normalcy of my world.Kitchen Confidential was an entertaining read The main reason why I couldn t swing a 4 is only because I think I d expected there to be trade secrets about the restaurant industry than there really were I d half expected to be [...]

    14. Hayes on said:

      The beginning is really interesting He talks about his experience with food as a kid, his epiphany losing his food virginity in France to an oyster , his out of control period at college and C.I.A not the spy factory, the Culinary Institute of America It s great again at the end as he speaks about his second epiphany, his trip to Japan I wanted to hear about this, but I guess there s a book about that that I will have to read I liked best the parts where he speaks about his motivations, why he [...]

    15. Jennifer on said:

      Anthony Bourdain is very much the punk rock rebel of celebrity chefs The chef who isn t afraid to refer to Emeril as an Ewok, and poke fun of culinary school trained cooks, when at the same time, he is a celebrity chef, and a culinary school graduate He knows this, and it s not a problem for him.Kitchen Confidential is part memoir, part how to, and mostly about sex, drugs and rock n roll It s basically a history of Anthony s obsession with food and drugs from his days as a young boy, until he fi [...]

    16. Naksed on said:

      Sometimes mouth watering, other times nauseating, and at all times 100% candid, Anthony Bourdain s memoirs of the underbelly of the culinary world might very well turn you off completely from ever eating out again, even as it celebrates the life affirming, glorious, and sensual nature of food in our lives.Bourdain is not just a celebrity who ghost wrote a bestseller He is a true writer who happens to write about food His flamboyant, rich style may not sit lightly on every reader s stomach and ma [...]

    17. britt_brooke on said:

      2017 My first audiobook ever I enjoyed the heck out of it This was a reread and I was quickly reminded why I loved it so much when I read it 7 years ago Listening to Bourdain narrate was a treat 2010 If you re an Anthony Bourdain fan then definitely read this book It s interesting, funny, crazy, crude and very well written AND it was actually published before he started doing his show No Reservations on Travel Channel a fabulous show if you ve never seen it Bourdain writes the same way that he s [...]

    18. Michael on said:

      If I was interested in becoming a chef would I have liked this book If I liked Anthony Bourdain would I have liked this book Hard to say, but I think the answer to the first question might be Maybe, but doubtful and the answer to the second question is, Probably not.I thought the beginning of Kitchen Confidential was interesting but I don t need anyone advising me not to eat in restaurants with dirty bathrooms or to treat servers with respect It was this blow the lid off the restaurant industr [...]

    19. Jenny (Reading Envy) on said:

      How could I have never reviewed this book I read this at a key turning point in my life, and was one of those books that changed everything for me I was 22 I had gotten married and gone directly to graduate school right after graduating with a BA in music, with a full ride and graduate assistantship in the School of Folklore at Indiana University It wasn t a good fit for me By the time I enrolled in the fieldwork class, I knew I was probably on my way out, and got permission to do my fieldwork a [...]

    20. Emily on said:

      Oh boy Where to begin I found this book and by extension Anthony Bourdain somewhat distasteful On the surface, it works Bourdain promises to take you behind the scenes of the restaurant industry, which he certainly does it s just that he only takes you to very specific restaurant environments that he has worked in and has directly helped shape, a revelation that he only gets to almost three quarters of the way through the book All kitchens are messy morasses of machismo, he says, and the only wa [...]

    21. Natalie S. on said:

      This book would be an ideal choice for a fraternity s monthly book club I do not mean that as a 100% insult maybe a 60% insult What I mean is that a lot of the plot points do not exist for any other reason than to emphasize how bro y the restaurant industry is see rando bride getting banged in the storeroom by a chef.I did not purchase this book It was a free audiobook, and I started listening to it on drives to and from Austin and work It is 35% mildly entertaining, 15% very entertaining, and 5 [...]

    22. Carol on said:

      I am grateful to anyone who attempts to write something that is honest, and I think this is Never mind anything about the person, their behavior or choices If they are honest it seems to always work.I m left thinking about a few things I m pissed off at yet another profession women are not attracted to because they can t put up with the environment and juvenile behavior of a kitchen I call bullshit on that I also wonder why he left off the delivery guys in his description of the different player [...]

    23. Mimi on said:

      If you happen to find this book in audio, don t hesitate to listen It s hilarious Bourdain is a man of many talents, and one of them is picking up slangs in different languages quickly and adapting to accents Like I said, hilarious.Review moved to covers2covers.wordpress 20

    24. Lenore on said:

      This should be aptly titled Kitchen Confidential Adventures of a Self indulgent Arsehole That s it If you still decide to pick this up, do yourself a favour and avoid the audiobook.

    25. Crystal Starr Light on said:

      Bullet Review Very interesting and startlingly honest though if Bourdain is anything like this book shows, I doubt I would want to meet him in person and have a beer.Full Review In our culture of reality TV, one of the great things to come out is a renewed interest in food and chefs Say what you will, but I definitely have enjoyed watching such personalities as Gordon Ramsay and learning what makes a good and bad dining eating experience.Anthony Bourdain is such a personality that thrives in our [...]

    26. Niki Stone on said:

      When the New Yorker published Chef Bourdain s shocking Don t Eat Before Reading This, Bourdain spared no one s appetite in telling all about what happens behind the kitchen door Bourdain uses the same take no prisoners attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable book, which is sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike My limited exposure to Anthony Bourdain has been watching his television show, No Reservations His travels are always textured with his unique brand of edgy h [...]

    27. Christopher on said:

      I am a budding cook, and a pretty subpar one But I have ambitions I m not interested in learning the basics I d much rather dive right into the dishes that require blowtorches and shit That s why I ll never be a great cookerman I ll have about five or six dishes that I can make that will wow people, but if someone puts five ingredients in front of me, I ll have no idea what combination makes a coherent meal Make a white sauce Er, what Is that, like, mayonnaise I need some acidity to tone down th [...]

    28. Jeanette on said:

      I loved the information about the nitty gritty of restaurant cook station life, how hard and physical that life truly is It was for me a 3 star read, but rounded to four for the realistic nature of the reveals Which, I know, are still fairly accurate Bourdain in print is exactly as Bourdain in travels, or in audio tv media work He s the same anti establishment let s all tramp along to the lowest common denominator factor drugs, liquor, any form of low life crudity possible in friendship and in a [...]

    29. Carol on said:

      Ah, now THIS is what I had hoped I d get from reading Heat and didn t This should be mandatory reading for anyone fantasizing about changing careers and becoming a chef Although starting a new career at this point in my life, especially one physically grueling, would be absurd, I have to admit I have sometimes thought a wistful what if No Bourdain lets you know that unless you MUST cook and just can t help yourself, are totally committed to having no personal life, and can work alongside thugs [...]

    30. ☮Karen on said:

      I am not a cook and really don t like to cook, but what I do like is to read about cooking and different styles of cuisine I know, it s kind of strange, but I guess, like many things in life, I read about others participating in things rather than me actually doing the participating, like a spectator sport Plus I feel if I ever get adventurous in the kitchen or with trying new menu items at restaurants, this knowledge will help me in some way Maybe Anyway, Anthony Bourdain is something else We [...]

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