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When Chef Anthony Bourdain wrote "Don't Eat Before You Read This" in The New Yorker, he spared no one's appetite, revealing what goes on behind the kitchen door. In KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL, he expanded the appetizer into a deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet that lays out his twenty-five years of sex, drugs, and haute cuisine.
From his first oyster in Gironda to the kitchen of the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center, from the restaurants of Tokyo to the drug dealers of the East Village, from the mobsters to the rats, Bourdain's brilliantly written and wonderfully read, wild-but-true tales make the belly ache with laughter.
Review: Most diners believe that their sublime sliver of seared foie gras, topped with an ethereal buckwheat blini and a drizzle of piquant huckleberry sauce, was created by a culinary artist of the highest order, a sensitive, highly refined executive chef. The truth is more brutal. More likely, writes Anthony Bourdain in Kitchen Confidential, that elegant three-star concoction is the collaborative effort of a team of "wacked-out moral degenerates, dope fiends, refugees, a thuggish assortment of drunks, sneak thieves, sluts, and psychopaths," in all likelihood pierced or tattooed and incapable of uttering a sentence without an expletive or a foreign phrase. Such is the muscular view of the culinary trenches from one who's been groveling in them, with obvious sadomasochistic pleasure, for more than 20 years. CIA-trained Bourdain, currently the executive chef of the celebrated Les Halles, wrote two culinary mysteries before his first (and infamous) New Yorker essay launched this frank confessional about the lusty and larcenous real lives of cooks and restaurateurs. He is obscenely eloquent, unapologetically opinionated, and a damn fine storyteller--a Jack Kerouac of the kitchen. Those without the stomach for this kind of joyride should note his opening caveat: "There will be horror stories. Heavy drinking, drugs, screwing in the dry-goods area, unappetizing industry-wide practices. Talking about why you probably shouldn't order fish on a Monday, why those who favor well-done get the scrapings from the bottom of the barrel, and why seafood frittata is not a wise brunch selection.... But I'm simply not going to deceive anybody about the life as I've seen it." --Sumi Hahn
Titolo: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the ...
Casa editrice: Thorndike Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2001
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Thorndike Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Codice libro della libreria G0783893183I5N10
Descrizione libro Thorndike Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Codice libro della libreria G0783893183I5N01
Descrizione libro Thorndike Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Codice libro della libreria G0783893183I3N10
Descrizione libro Thorndike Press, 2001. Condizione libro: Good. Largeprint. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP94498442
Descrizione libro Thorndike Press, 2001. Condizione libro: Good. Largeprint. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP95007695
Descrizione libro G K Hall & Co, Thorndike, Maine, U.S.A., 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. No Jacket. Large Print Edition. ISBN: 0783893183. Ex-library book. Library sticker on spine. Corners have rubbing. Slight tipped spine. Large print edition. Novel. Hard cover. shelf XX-7. Codice libro della libreria JH4367d
Descrizione libro Thorndike Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0783893183
Descrizione libro Thorndike Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0783893183