Thursday, September 10, 2015

Kitchen Confidential

Author: Anthony Bourdain
Stars: 4
Review by: MandyApgar

Bourdain, a caustic New Yorker with a penchant for drugs and cigarettes, begins working his way up the culinary ladder and soon realizes that folks would almost never eat out if they knew how restaurants really operated. A chronicle of the odd events (co-workers threatening each other with cleavers, fights, etc) and useful information (never order fish later in the week as it only arrives on one day) he has lived through. Very observational and self referencing, it is also a joint biography of sorts with Bourdain's life serving as a backdrop. The book created quite a stir when it came out and served as the inspiration to hire Bourdain for his No Reservations show. Very wonderful, completely profane, and utterly him. All good.

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