Kitchen Confidential Updated Ed (Paperback)

Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

By Anthony Bourdain

Ecco, 9780060899226, 352pp.

Publication Date: January 9, 2007

List Price: 16.99*
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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.

Praise For Kitchen Confidential Updated Ed: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

“Utterly riveting, swaggering with stylish machismo and precise ear for kitchen patois.”

“You’ll laugh, you’ll’re gonna love it.”

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

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

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

Bourdain’s prose is utterly riveting, swaggering with stylish machismo and a precise ear for kitchen patois.

Hysterical.... Bourdain gleefully rips through the scenery to reveal private backstage horrors.