Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Author: Anthony Bourdain

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.’ Last summer, The New Yorker published Chef Bourdain’s shocking, ‘Don’t Eat Before Reading This.’ Bourdain spared no one’s appetite when he told all abo….Read More

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