Kitchen Confidential is a fascinating, insider’s look at the culinary world written by renowned chef Anthony Bourdain. From his first apprenticeship in a restaurant kitchen to running his own establishment, he spills all of the secrets and stories behind what goes on in kitchens across the country. This book provides a unique perspective into the goings-on of professional chefs and their legions of cooks who prepare meals for everyday people. Bourdain shares outrageous tales of drugs, sex, and epicurean excess while also offering advice on how to best navigate your way through today’s culinary landscape.
For who is this book for ?
Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential is an adventure into the culinary underbelly. This book is not for the faint of heart – it contains graphic stories of drugs, sex and violence in professional kitchens. However, if you are interested in learning about what really goes on behind the scenes at restaurants or want some tips on how to navigate your way through today’s culinary landscape then this book is definitely for you!
- The stories are engaging and offer a unique glimpse into the culinary world.
- Bourdain is an excellent writer who clearly knows what he’s talking about when it comes to food.
- The book is full of interesting facts and tidbits that will appeal to anyone with an interest in cooking or dining out.
- Kitchen Confidential is not for the faint of heart. This book is packed with graphic, and sometimes gory, details about what goes on behind closed kitchen doors. If you’re looking for a lighthearted read about cooking, this is definitely not the right choice.
- The author’s language can be quite crude at times which may offend some readers.
- Kitchen Confidential contains a great deal of information that may be overwhelming or confusing to those who are not particularly familiar with professional kitchens.”Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly” doesn’t disappoint! Anthony Bourdain takes us on an adventure through his life as a chef; from start to finish. The brutal honesty in which he writes makes it all feel very real
- whether it’s discussing drug use in restaurants or challenging the stereotypes against restaurant workers.”
Learn more about the author
Anthony Bourdain is a world-renowned chef, author, and television personality. He has hosted several successful cooking shows and written multiple bestselling books on the culinary arts.
“Anthony Bourdain is a culinary genius and his book, Kitchen Confidential, is an entertaining peak behind-the-scenes of the restaurant industry. From apprenticeship to running his own establishments, Bourdain spills all the secrets and stories behind kitchens across America. This unique perspective into cooking professionals will have you laughing out loud while also giving great advice on how to survive today’s foodie scene.”
“If you’re a fan of Anthony Bourdain, or just enjoy reading about the wild and crazy antics that go on behind-the-scenes in the restaurant industry, then Kitchen Confidential is definitely a book for you. It’s full of juicy gossip, interesting stories, and practical advice from an experienced chef.”
” Kitchen Confidential is a fast-paced, brutally honest look at the dark side of professional cooking. Anthony Bourdain pulls no punches as he tells all about the drugs, violence, and screwups that are an everyday occurrence in restaurant kitchens. But despite the often gruesome details , this book never lacks for humor or food porn appeal . If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind kitchen doors (or wanted to see how far chef egos will go), Kitchen Confidential is definitely for you .”
“This is the perfect book for anyone with a passion for cooking and even better- an interest in what goes on behind the scenes in professional kitchens. Bourdain lays it all out there with his trademark wit and blunt honesty. If you’ve ever wondered how your food ends up on your plate, this is definitely the book for you.”