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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury UK; Revised edition edition (June 4 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408845040
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408845042
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 259 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #772 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'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

About the Author

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.

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By JeffC on Sept. 22 2014
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Start to finish, I couldn't put it down. This guy is just an awesome writer and tells his story in such a frank manner, I loved it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Good good on Nov. 10 2013
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If you like his tv show's, you will like The book. Wrote similar to how he talks on tv. it was an Entertaining read.
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Loved it. Read it for three days til I ... Dec 2 2014
By Cathy Evans - Published on Amazon.com
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Loved it. Read it for three days til I finished it. It is very coarse in language in places but not boring. Doesn't make you want to be a chef.
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A waste of time and money Oct. 23 2014
By Dr. C - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a waste of time and money and I am surely glad I did not pay anything for it. It is Bourdain's homage to Bourdain's outrageous ego. The level of writing ability can best be described as sophomoric. There are long, convoluted passages that ramble and don't seem to be making any point. At least Bourdain is honest about his history of drug addiction and his bad behavior. (I do wonder why he feels compelled to crucify some of his fellows in the food industry for less egregious bad behavior than his.) His snobbery seems not to be justified.

I will tell you the two tidbits of valuable information in the book so that you do not have to spend anything to get them. Never buy seafood while dining out on Monday. Tuesday and Thursday are good times to dine out. Now you do not need to punish your sensibilities reading his ramblings and suffer through his crude language.
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Four Stars Nov. 19 2014
By Lawrence Gaver - Published on Amazon.com
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Fear and Loathing - but for those in and around kitchens instead of Las Vegas.
Delicious, daring and delightful Sept. 2 2014
By Douglas - Published on Amazon.com
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All the personality and most of the flavor is located within these pages.
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buy now June 27 2014
By warrenkirk - Published on Amazon.com
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Its a Great book. i Had a really good time reading it. It's fun from cover to cover! !! !

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