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Old 08-17-2005, 02:33 PM
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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain

First published in 2000, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly is Bourdain's bestselling exposé of twenty-five years of bad behaviour and haute cuisine. The acclaimed memoir follows the chef from his first oyster in the Gironde to his lowly position as 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, and from Tokyo to Paris and back to New York again.

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'Loud, brash, in-your-face, it pulls you into the steamy kitchen of a man who has given his life for his craft ... real, fast and frantic, this book conveys the buzz of the kitchen in a way that only a real cook will be able to understand' —The Times

'A great book, part scorchingly honest, knife-slashes, drug-addicted autobiography and part magnificently compelling exposure of the restaurant business' —Independent

http://www.anthonybourdain.com/


Anyone actually read this or consider reading it? I'm thinking about it, sounds kind of interesting.
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Old 08-17-2005, 05:25 PM
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Is the series based on this book?
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Old 08-17-2005, 05:32 PM
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Yeah. Bradley's character is portraying Anthony Bourdain, they just switched the names and probably some other minute things.
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Old 08-17-2005, 05:45 PM
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I love how fox is doing series based on books Take bones for example. and now this one its awesome.
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Old 08-17-2005, 05:51 PM
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That is cool. What book is Bones based on?
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Old 08-21-2005, 07:27 PM
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One of my friends told me that he read the book quite a while ago, and found it to be a great read. So i'm borrowing the book and will begin reading it tomorrow. I can't wait and just hope that it's as good as the Pilot Episode of Kitchen Confidential.
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Old 08-22-2005, 05:48 AM
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One of my friends told me that he read the book quite a while ago, and found it to be a great read. So i'm borrowing the book and will begin reading it tomorrow. I can't wait and just hope that it's as good as the Pilot Episode of Kitchen Confidential.
That's great! You'll have to let us know how it's going then.
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Old 09-05-2005, 08:13 AM
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I've read the book and I think it's great -- Bourdain is very good at drawing readers into his world and has a great friendly tone of voice. Well, unless you're a vegetarian. Then he hates you.

A Cook's Tour is very good too, better than the tv show.

I also like Gone Bamboo, but it needs to be read while you're lying out on a tropical beach. I didn't like Bone in the Throat so much, but that might just because it's his first novel and he hadn't fully developed his fiction skills yet.

Umm, yeah, I read a lot.
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Well, unless you're a vegetarian. Then he hates you.
Uh-oh. I'm a vegetarian.
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Uh-oh. I'm a vegetarian.
Uh-oh -- make sure you read the San Francisco section of A Cook's Tour then -- that's where makes his peace with vegetarians. Kind of.
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Uh-oh -- make sure you read the San Francisco section of A Cook's Tour then -- that's where makes his peace with vegetarians. Kind of.
OK. I'll definitely have to check out all his books sooner or later.
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S'okay, i'm like, half way through this book (yeah, only HALF. I don't have time to read..) and i'm gonna try and trudge (that's a word, right?) through it this weekend and give the final verdict.
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