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Kitchen Confidential: Insider's Edition

Kitchen Confidential: Insider's Edition

Author: Anthony Bourdain
$19.99(AUD)  inc GST
Description

The New York Times bestselling memoir from Anthony Bourdain, the host of Parts Unknown.


Kitchen Confidential reveals what Bourdain calls "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine."


Last summer, The New Yorker published Chef Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Bourdain spared no one's appetite when he told all about what happens behind the kitchen door. Bourdain uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable book, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike. From Bourdain's 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 as passionate as they are unpredictable.


Kitchen Confidential will make your mouth water while your belly aches with laughter. You'll beg the chef for more, please.

Promotion info

A new edition of the bestselling classic, hand-annotated throughout by Anthony Bourdain

Reviews

'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

Author description

Anthony Bourdain is the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in New York City. He is also the author of two novels GONE BAMBOO and BONE IN THE THROAT to be published by Cannongate in March 2000. His expose of New York restaurants 'Don't Eat Before Reading This' was published in the NEW YORKER in 1999 attracting huge attention in America and the U.K. KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL is his first book of non-fiction.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781408845042
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Paperbacks
  • : June 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Revised edition
  • : English
  • : 384
  • : illustrations
  • : Anthony Bourdain