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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly


"A New York restaurant veteran takes a cup of Down and Out, adds a dash of Fear and Loathing, and whips up a gonzo memoir of what's really going on ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.300


by meermaid on Mar 14, 2013

I actually disliked the book ,Kitchen Confidential including the author . The other book is very interesting .Will prepare some dishes from there.RS More

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by Mike D on Dec 8, 2011

sums up the ups & downs of a "FANTASTIC" profession!!!!!!!! best job on earth!!!! More


The Real Deal

by junglechef on Feb 17, 2011

I am a lifetime restaurant Chef who bought this book for my new fiancee, because I felt it was only fair for her to know what the seamy underside of the restaurant business is all about. Additionally, this book pulls no punches in accurately describing the lifestyle (or at least the one at the time ... More


Couldn't Put It Down!

by fels60 on May 21, 2009

A fascinating tour through the world of professional cooking and "chefdom". Whether on TV or as a writer Anthony Bourdain is entertaining and also enlightens. I'll bet he's a great cook, too. More


the gritty truth about your chef

by pamela1717 on Jan 11, 2009

Gritty and raw--definitely not for the fainthearted or prissy. An insider's look at a unique subset of American culture--the kithchen staff. After reading this I will SOO appreciate the work that has gone into preparing my meals (especially in those restaurants that don't have standardized menus across ... More

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