Kitchen Confidential

KtichenConfidential

Summary:

A 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—now with all-new, never-before-published material.

New York Chef Tony Bourdain gives away secrets of the trade in his wickedly funny, inspiring memoir/expose. Kitchen Confidential reveals what Bourdain calls "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine.” (Summary and book cover courtesy of goodreads.com)

Review:

This book is fantastic.  Though often slightly disjointed and ADD, the overall package of "Kitchen Confidential" was a pleasure to read.  Anthony Bourdain provides a great narrative describing how he fell in love with cooking, how the restaurant business "really" works, and the lovable, but twisted family that keeps it all running.  I blew through this book because it was a great mixture of personal stories with discussions of 'the way things work' behind the scenes.  I would not recommend reading this on a plane, as I did, because airplane food will then become particularly disappointing.  I will be making a reservation at a nice restaurant in the very near future!  Next up will be to read some of Bourdain's other books as well.

Warning: Vulgarity

Rating: 4 stars! 

Who should read it?  Fans of cooking, restaurants and the TV show "No Reservations".