Monday, October 25, 2010

Kitchen Confidential

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain.

Ever wondered what a chef really does in a kitchen? Meet Anthony Bourdain. The name may be familiar. He has a travel food show that takes him around the world, sampling cuisines of many cultures. Before hitting the small screen, Bourdain was another NYC chef trying to make it in the culinary world.

Bourdain’s account of how he became a successful chef, despite having serious drug addiction, is full of information of the ins and outs of the restaurant business. There are several helpful hints that can carry over into the personal home kitchen.


Bourdain tells it like it is. He doesn’t refrain from telling the reader what nationalities make the best kitchen worker, how special “chef’s specials” really are, and just how well your food is handled. His honesty may be brutal, but it is also part of the reason he excels at his career.

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