The Hunger: A Memoir of an Accidental Chef (Paperback)
A Memoir of an Accidental Chef
Ecco Press, 9780061579295, 233pp.
Publication Date: May 4, 2010
--Jay McInerney The Hunger is the page-turning memoir from John DeLucie, chef of THE celebrity hot spot restaurant in New York City, The Waverly Inn. With an introduction by Graydon Carter, legendary Editor of Vanity Fair, The Hunger is an unabashed celebration of hard work and the good life that Anthony Bourdain fans will simply eat up--a feast for foodies that author Salman Rushdie calls, "A delightful book....I recommend it to anyone interested in good food--and good stories."
Praise For The Hunger: A Memoir of an Accidental Chef…
John DeLucie has given me so much pleasure at The Waverly Inn, and now he has written this delightful book, as well! I recommend it to anyone interested in good food—and good stories.”
“Hot grease, sharp knives, infidelity, and white truffles. . . . The Hunger has all the right ingredients. John DeLucie has lived the life and now he tells the tale. The Hunger is the best memoir by a chef since Kitchen Confidential.”
“DeLucie provides an excellent balance of personal details and authentic backstage culinary tales. . . . DeLucie’s is a satisfying triumph of hard work and stick-to-it-ness.”
“It’s the rare behind-the-scenes glimpses into the Waverly’s clubby quarters that make this book different from other chef memoirs and their typically debauched tales.”
-New York Post
“This dishy read is an insider’s look at what it takes to stay on top of the high-pressure, high-profile culinary world and what really goes on in the kitchen.”
“THE HUNGER entertainingly describes one of those wonderfully unlikely bizarro career arcs that can only happen in the restaurant business...A terrific first person tour of the best and worst of the back-of-the-house New York restaurant world with an all-too rare happy ending.”
“In a bowl, stir gently, one part Hard Work, two cups True Grit, and a dash of Restaurant Glamour, and you get the perfect recipe for Chef John Delucie’s everyday life... I couldn’t put it down.”