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Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition PDF-An updated and revised edition of Anthony Bourdain’s mega-bestselling Kitchen Confidential, with new material from the original edition
Almost two decades ago, the New Yorker published a now infamous article, “Don’t Eat before You Read This,” by then little-known chef Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain spared no one’s appetite as he revealed what happens behind the kitchen door. The article was a sensation, and the book it spawned, the now classic Kitchen Confidential, became an even bigger sensation, a megabestseller with over one million copies in print. Frankly confessional, addictively acerbic, and utterly unsparing, Bourdain pulls no punches in this memoir of his years in the restaurant business.
Fans will love to return to this 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—this time with never-before-published material.
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Chef, author, and raconteur Anthony Bourdain is best known for traveling the globe on his TV show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Somewhat notoriously, he has established himself as a professional gadfly, bête noir, advocate, social critic, and pork enthusiast, recognized for his caustic sense of humor worldwide. He is as unsparing of those things he hates, as he is evangelical about his passions.
Bourdain is the author of the New York Times bestselling Kitchen Confidential and Medium Raw; A Cook’s Tour; the collection The Nasty Bits; the novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo; the biography Typhoid Mary: An Urban Historical; two graphic novels, Get Jiro! and Get Jiro!: Blood and Sushi and his latest New York Times bestselling cookbook Appetites. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Times of London, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Vanity Fair, Lucky Peach and many other publications. In 2013, Bourdain launched his own publishing line with Ecco, Anthony Bourdain Books, an imprint of HarperCollins. He is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning docuseries Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown on CNN, and before that hosted Emmy award-
Dimensions and Characteristics of Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition PDF
- Publisher : Ecco; 1st edition (January 9, 2007)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 312 pages
- International Standard Book Number-10 : 0060899220
- International Standard Book Number-13 : 978-0060899226
- Item Weight : 9.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.31 x 0.79 x 8 inches
- Book Name : Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition PDF
Booksalottle “The first time I read ‘Kitchen Confidential,’ I was a student at my alma mater, learning Culinary Arts to become a chef. At first read, I was intrigued, shocked, and in wonderment all at the same time. Bourdain’s vivid and colorful details of his culinary adventures and misadventures scared me a bit. It made me slightly wonder if I truly knew of the potential fallout that could come from a career in this field. In addition, even though I believed him to be truthful, I also thought he was perhaps exaggerating a bit on some of the debauched and seemingly unreal goings on in the kitchens he had worked in.
Now, after having been a chef myself, having worked in multiple kitchens of all caliber in all four coasts of the United States, having worked with multitudes of kitchen associates and many other chefs, I know first hand of Bourdain’s perspective and insight. I can tell you with certainty that it’s all true. Yes, all true: every sordid, scandalous, wonderful, funny, creative, and amazing bit of it. This book is the culinary life. It’s the life we chose, the life we love, and it’s also the life that leaves us with literal and figurative scars that will never heal. We love the kitchen and although it loves us back, it also instilled in us some painful, loaded, duplicitous lessons. Lessons which I myself is still finding useful to this day.
After learning of Bourdain’s shocking suicide three weeks ago on June 8th, I decided to get a new copy of ‘Kitchen Confidential.’ It had been some fifteen years since I last read it, and I wanted to remember him for the wonderful voice he gave to us certifiable crazy kitchen warriors and culinary ninjas. Us warriors who love food, and us ninjas who have accepted our punishing, culinary fates. I also decided to read it again because I had the pleasure of meeting Anthony Bourdain twice in my life – on the second occasion, I had the honor of cooking for him. Both times, he was as funny, charming, and brilliant as many know him to be from his culinary travel TV shows. Reading the book this second time around made me remember and reminisce how wonderful both of my encounters with him had been.
If you’re a chef, or a culinary student, I have a feeling I don’t need to convince you to buy and read this book. Bourdain’s account of his time in the kitchen is our reality, and you know it first hand so you’ll relate. If you’re a “foodie” (I truly despise this word) or someone who genuinely admires the art of culinary, you’ll get a kick out of this book, because you’ll feel the sweat, blood, and tears we suffer to creatively feed you and the masses. If you’re an ordinary person who simply eats to live, or perhaps you once caught an episode of one of Anthony Bourdain’s four television shows over the years, but you don’t really see the reason for all the fuss, you need this book more than anyone else. Unless you’re squeamish, a prude, snobbish, or a pretentious person, you’ll love ‘Kitchen Confidential.’ If you are indeed within the third category of people I described, and you open your mind, I guarantee you that you’ll fall in love with Anthony Bourdain like we all have and see what all the fuss is that we keep lamenting about.
Needless to say, I highly recommend this book. Read it once, read it twice, read it multiple times. You’ll be wiser for it. Yes of course, some of the details such as the use of Fax machines to send resumes, the food ordering processes, hiring practices, food safety guidelines, and a couple other things are outdated and no longer relevant by today’s Culinary Arts standards. Nevertheless, what remains, remains valid and rings true to this day. This memoir is a solid one. 5-Stars.”
M “I ordered his books immediately and started reading 2 days after he killed himself.
It has been quite a journey these last days, reading the book, global reactions about the news, about his cremation yesterday… it’s final, and so sad.
I KNOW that if he had had a split second more to change things around he would have! He loved so many things worthwhile living for. His families, food, himself, too.
I still don’t understand why he was the guy he became. Don’t get me wrong. I was hooked, too, read non-stop. But I wanted more than just descriptions of kitchens and foods which will keep me busy for a long time to dig deeper into. Just the history of restaurants, chefs and all the changes in NYC! But: beyond all the dude stories, male crazyness…how could he ever become a #metoo activist? Really strange. Wasn’t he part of that, male and female discrimination/abuses?
He describes himself as so tough all the time. Where is his spirit, soul, emotional status? He never addresses emotional relationships with men or women, his parents, family. Just that tough talk about male relationships with somewhat severe homosexual overtones. He talks about everything else without boundaries and never runs into limitations of expression, but never ever gets to the core of who he really is. I can’t wait to read books written from significant others, e.g. his wives, partners he loved, male or female. I think he was hiding in the kitchen. I understand fully, because there is reasons why we are afraid of people. Human behavior remains a mystery to me, he says (p.312).
He needed a very strict structure in life, an occupation with repetitive movements and thoughts. Otherwise, there was a deep ocean of insecurities and the unknown of Self. Drugs, kitchens, sex, overworking, exhaustion. They don’t make it easier to live with oneself if you are such a deeply troubled individual. I was mad at him for all these days because we all loved him so much for all kind of reasons. I am at peace now because I think that he was extremely lucky to have lasted THIS long. And we were lucky, too. But, in the end, it was all fun, as he keeps saying, he made money, and that was the best he could do. Not so bad, Mr. Bourdain, and far more than many of us will ever accomplish. I am not sad anymore and feel rather Irish. Maybe I should take one of these genetic ancestry tests… No. Thanks, Tony, the ride was a good one!”
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