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Title:
Kitchen confidential : adventures in the culinary underbelly
ISBN:
9780062899545
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Edition:
Deluxe edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Ecco, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
xxxi, 376 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
"With a new introduction with Eric Ripert"--Cover.

"Deluxe edition, annotated with Tony's handwritten thoughts plus an interview with his editor"--Cover.

"Author's annotations first appeared in the 2012 edition"--Title page verso.

Includes an interview with Daniel Halpern.
Contents:
A new introduction / by Eric Ripert -- Appetizer: A note from the chef -- First course: Food is good ; Food is sex ; Food is pain ; Inside the CIA ; The return of mal carne -- Second course: Who cooks? ; From our kitchen to your table ; How to cook like the pros ; Owner's syndrome and other medical anomalies ; Bigfoot -- Third course: I make my bones ; The happy time ; Chef of the future! ; Apocalypse now ; The wilderness years ; What I know about meat ; Pinot noir : Tuscan interlude -- Dessert: A day in the life ; Sous-chef ; The level of discourse ; Other bodies ; Adam real-last-name-unknown ; Department of human resources ; The life of Bryan ; Mission to Tokyo ; So you want to be a chef? : a commencement address ; Kitchen's closed ; Interview with Daniel Halpern.
Summary:
A new, deluxe edition of Kitchen Confidential to celebrate the life of Anthony Bourdain. The book will feature a brand new introduction, a Q&A with Ecco publisher and Bourdain's long-time editor Daniel Halpern. Interior pages are hand-annotated by Anthony Bourdain himself. The interior will also feature a brand new drawing by Ralph Steadman. Almost two decades ago, the New Yorker published a now infamous article, "Don't Eat before You Read This," by then little-known chef Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain spared no one's appetite as he revealed what happens behind the kitchen door. The article was a sensation, and the book it spawned, the now classic Kitchen Confidential, became an even bigger sensation, a megabestseller with over one million copies in print. Frankly confessional, addictively acerbic, and utterly unsparing, Bourdain pulls no punches in this memoir of his years in the restaurant business--this time with never-before-published material.
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A new, deluxe edition of Kitchen Confidential to celebrate the life of Anthony Bourdain. The book will feature a brand new introduction, a Q&A with Ecco publisher and Bourdain's long-time editor Daniel Halpern. Interior pages are hand-annotated by Anthony Bourdain himself. The interior will also feature a brand new drawing by Ralph Steadman.

Almost two decades ago, the New Yorker published a now infamous article, "Don't Eat before You Read This," by then little-known chef Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain spared no one's appetite as he revealed what happens behind the kitchen door. The article was a sensation, and the book it spawned, the now classic Kitchen Confidential, became an even bigger sensation, a megabestseller with over one million copies in print. Frankly confessional, addictively acerbic, and utterly unsparing, Bourdain pulls no punches in this memoir of his years in the restaurant business--this time with never-before-published material.


Author Notes

Anthony Bourdain was born in New York City on June 25, 1956. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978. He wrote numerous nonfiction books including Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, The Nasty Bits, A Cook's Tour, No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach, Medium Raw, and Appetites: A Cookbook. He also wrote several works of fiction including the graphic novel Get Jiro! and the comic Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts. He was the host of several television shows including A Cook's Tour, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, The Layover, and Parts Unknown. He committed suicide on June 8, 2018 at the age of 61.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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New York Review of Books Review

Sales Spike It's probably no surprise that for the second week in a row, "Kitchen Confidential" - Anthony Bourdain's profane, raunchy, freewheeling memoir about the inner workings of a restaurant kitchen - tops two of our nonfiction best-seller lists: paperback and combined e-book & print. When "Kitchen Confidential" was first published 18 years ago, The Times gave it a rave, saying that "Bourdain gleefully rips through the scenery to reveal private backstage horrors little dreamed of by the trusting public" and describing his style as a mishmash of Hunter S. Thompson, Iggy Pop and Jonathan Swift. Bourdain explained, in frankly unappetizing detail, why diners should never order fish on Monday or ask for well-done meat, and he called the re-use of bread an "industry-wide practice," adding, "once in a while some tubercular hillbilly has been coughing and spraying in the general direction of that bread basket." Though "Kitchen Confidential" (aptly subtitled "Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly") has never gone out of print, demand for it soared after Bourdain's suicide in France on June 8; many bookstores sold out, causing Bourdain's paperback publisher, Ecco, to scramble a bit. "We actually keep quite a bit of stock of this title on hand because it's always been a consistent seller for us week in and week out," Ecco's associate publisher, Miriam Parker, says. "Our inventory team also reacted swiftly and ordered a large reprint immediately upon the unexpected and heartbreaking news." Novel Reading Given the glut of beach reads published every summer, the fiction list is usually in flux by late June. This week, though, it remains largely unchanged, with Bill Clinton and James Patterson's thriller, "The President Is Missing," still lodged at No. 1 - where Knopf and Little, Brown fervently hope it stays, given the size of the advance they shelled out. And Stephen King's "The Outsider" hasn't budged from No. 2. Further down, though, things get more interesting. Christie Golden's "Before the Storm" - a companion to the World of Warcraft videogame - debuts at No. 9. (On Twitter, Golden recently wrote, "Change happens in fandoms. You may not like it. That's your right. But others may love it. Their opinion is just as valid as yours. Let people enjoy things!") Fatima Farheen Mirza's "A Place for Us," the buzzy first novel from Sarah Jessica Parker's eponymous imprint at Hogarth, lands at No. 13; Parker has gotten behind the book in a big way on Instagram. Bourdain exposed 'private backstage horrors' of the restaurant kitchen.