Breathe To Read

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Book: Kitchen Confidential

 Book: Kitchen Confidential

Author: Anthony Bourdain

Pages: 312

This is my 51st read for the year

This is Anthony's own story about his start in the restaurant business up until the publishing date of this book in 2000.  Anthony delves deep into the underbelly that is the kitchens in famous and not so famous kitchens.  He talks about who he learned from, and how that shaped him as a chef and a person.  What you read about his culinary world (sex drugs and bad behavior) may or not surprise you.

This was a pretty good book.  I really liked watching Bourdain's "Parts Unknown" on TV and that is how I came to know him.  He died not far from where we were living abroad in 2019, and since there I have continued to look into his culinary career.  This was the first book of his I have read (believe it or not he wrote a few fiction books as well) and I enjoyed it.  What I read about him didn't really surprise me.  He lived rough, loose, and on his own terms.  He is more humble in this book that I would have expected, but I think all people feel a bit "aw shucks" when talking about themselves.  

Overall a good book that will make you hungry for the delicious food he talks about.

Stars: 4

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