Kitchen Confidential Updated Ed: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

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Harper Collins, Jan 9, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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A deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a quarter-century of drugs, sex, and haute cuisine—now with all-new, never-before-published material

  

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The writing is fresh, funny *and* educational! - Goodreads
It's obvious that's he's not good at endings. - Goodreads
What an interesting insight of a Chef's mind. - Goodreads
The ultimate standard of any book is the prose. - Goodreads
The writing is sarcastic, hysterical and totally true. - Goodreads
very good introduction to Bourdain... - Goodreads

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User Review  - Marc - Goodreads

Authentic to the core; might be worth five-stars if it hadn't resulted in a bad movie and spurred a rash of similar behind-the-scenes books on careers that proved to be non-events Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Burden - Goodreads

I just love the way he writes and views the world. This guy is someone I really feel akin to. I've now read this book three times and I've never been or wanted to be a professional cook. I've done my ... Read full review

Contents

A Note from the Chef
3
Food Is Good
9
Food Is Sex
19
Food Is Pain
25
Inside the CIA
36
The Return of Mal Carne
45
Who Cooks?
55
From Our Kitchen to Your Table
64
Know About Meat
153
Tuscan Interlude
162
A Day in the Life
181
SousChef
204
The Level of Discourse
219
Other Bodies
227
Adam RealLastNameUnknown
233
Department of Human Resources
243

Medical Anomalies
84
Bigfoot
91
Make My Bones
105
The Happy Time
120
Chef of the Future
128
Apocalypse Now
134
The Wilderness Years
144
The Life of Bryan
251
Mission to Tokyo
267
So You Want to Be a Chef?
288
Kitchens Closed
295
Afterword
303
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Anthony Bourdain is the author of the novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, in addition to the mega-bestseller Kitchen Confidential and A Cook's Tour. He is the host of the popular television show No Reservations.

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