- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Ecco; Updated edition (January 9, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060899220
- ISBN-13: 978-0060899226
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2,795 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (P.S.) Paperback – January 9, 2007
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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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Everything he says about the business is spot-on and, once you read his book, which is written in the coarse language of a professional kitchen which adds color and authenticity, you will never look at a menu or see a restaurant the same way again.
I liked the muscular way he writes about food and I fully share his view that prissy concoctions of food with way too many ingredients that only stroke a chef's vanity have nothing to do with first class cooking. As he rightly points out, great cooking, as always, involves only the finest and freshest ingredients presented to their greatest advantage where less is more. As any artist will tell you, if you mix up all the colors of the pallet, the result will always be a muddy black.
The very best chapter, however, is about his going to Japan for the first time and seeing the famous Tokyo fish market which I remember seeing in the 1970's and feeling exactly the same way about. I also remember my first visit to Japan as the same hallucinatory experience which delighted every sense especially the quirky drinking habits of "salary men" or office workers after the day's work is done.
I suggest that you read the book and then visit his great restaurants...or the other way around. Both are a worthwhile experience.
I revise now because Mr. Anthony Bourdain has left this world. Simply on the basis of enjoying this book and A.B.'s TV show NO RESERVATIONS (never saw the other TV shows), I feel very sad that he is gone, in much the same way I continue to grieve the loss of John Lennon, Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and other artists who died before I had a chance to learn all I could from them. Anthony Bourdain was an original talent.
Note: The last copy I bought was a gift for my Lead, and it was all updated with a new intro, and nice cover. Had to pick up the revised edition for my book shelf, but I still like my original copy better though.
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