Kitchen Confidential - Anthony Bourdain

Kitchen Confidential

By Anthony Bourdain

  • Release Date: 2010-12-20
  • Genre: Biography
Score: 5
From 19 Ratings


After twenty-five years of 'sex, drugs, bad behaviour and haute cuisine', chef and novelist Anthony Bourdain has decided to tell all. From his first oyster in the Gironde to his lowly position as a dishwasher in a honky-tonk fish restaurant in Provincetown; from the kitchen of the Rainbow Room atop the Rockefeller Center to drug dealers in the East Village, from Tokyo to Paris and back to New York again, Bourdain's tales of the kitchen are as passionate as they are unpredictable, as shocking as they are funny.


  • Not as good as I thought it would be

    By Gavross01
    Unfortunately his reputation made me believe that this book would be subversive and raw. I don’t think it came anywhere near that. There are much better chef books out there. Felt the whole book was somewhat disjointed and boring.
  • Says it all.

    By What a load of old.......
    I've worked up in bars the same way as Tony describes it. We had the same head bartenders (chefs), same line cooks (dispense!), same dishwashers ( bar back!!) same lackies in the bus boys. I too am now well on my way to a thankful survival. Could I have been all there is - of course. Do I regret a moment - no. HELL no! Thanks Tony. Look me up for a few beers if you're in town, I have pirate stories for you too.