Kitchen Confidential

Anthony Bourdain


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Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: 9780060899226
Cover type: Paperback
Publish date: 1/9/2007
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The New York Times bestseller Kitchen Confidential in trade paper! New York Chef Anthony Bourdain gives away secrets of the trade in his wickedly funny, inspiring memoir/exposé; what Bourdain calls “twenty-five years of sex,drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine.”

Anthony Bourdain returns to the book that made him a star, hand-annotating over 50 pages throughout and hand-writing an all new introduction, aimed at the readers who first made him a sensation and inspired him: waiters and chefs and line cooks. Cleverly redesigned in a small trim perfect for tucking in an apron pocket or a chef’s whites, Kitchen Confidential, Waiter’s Edition is vintage Bourdain.

Frankly confessional, addictively acerbic, and utterly unsparing, Bourdain pulls no punches in this memoir of his years in the restaurant business. From his first oyster in the Gironde, to his lowly position as dishwasher in a honky-tonk fish restaurant in Provincetown (where he witnesses for the first time the real delights of being a chef); from the kitchen of the Rainbow Room atop 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 funny, passionate, unpredictable, and enlightening.

Anthony Bourdain is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Kitchen Confidential and Medium Raw; A Cook’s Tour; the collection The Nasty Bits; and the novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, and Typhoid Mary: An Urban Historical. He has written for the New York Times and The New Yorker, and he is a contributing authority for Food Arts magazine. He is the host of the popular television shows No Reservations, The Layover, and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown on CNN, and is featured often on popular food-focused shows such as Top Chef and Chopped. He lives in New York City.

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