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Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (P.S.) Paperback – January 9, 2007

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Editorial Reviews


“Utterly riveting, swaggering with stylish machismo and precise ear for kitchen patois.” (New York magazine)

“You’ll laugh, you’ll’re gonna love it.” (Denver Post)

“The kind of book you read in one sitting, then rush about annoying your coworkers by declaiming whole passages.” (USA Today)

Bourdain captures the world of restaurants and professionally cooked food in all its theatrical, demented glory. (USA Today)

“A gonzo memoir of whats really going on behind those swinging doors.... Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain is unique.” (Newsweek)

“Bourdain’s prose is utterly riveting, swaggering with stylish machismo and a precise ear for kitchen patois.” (New York magazine)

“Hysterical.... Bourdain gleefully rips through the scenery to reveal private backstage horrors.” (New York Times Book Review)

From the Back Cover

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

Product details

  • Paperback : 312 pages
  • Item Weight : 9.3 ounces
  • ISBN-10 : 0060899220
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0060899226
  • Product Dimensions : 5.31 x 0.79 x 8 inches
  • Publisher : Ecco; Updated ed. Edition (January 9, 2007)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 2,511 ratings
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