Kitchen Confidential Annotated Edition: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Paperback)

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A deluxe, annotated edition of Kitchen Confidential to celebrate the life of Anthony Bourdain, featuring new photo inserts

Over two decades ago, the New Yorker published a now infamous article, “Don’t Eat Before Reading 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 iconic Kitchen Confidential, became an even bigger sensation and megabestseller. Frankly confessional, addictively acerbic, and utterly unsparing, Bourdain pulls no punches in this memoir of his years in the restaurant business.

Fans will love to return to this deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade, laying out Bourdain’s more than a quarter-century of drugs, sex, and haute cuisine. Including a handwritten introduction and annotations done by Bourdain about a decade after the book was originally published, this edition also features previously unpublished photos to accompany the now-classic text. 

About the Author

Anthony Bourdain was the author of the novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, the memoir A Cook’s Tour, and the New York Times bestsellers Kitchen ConfidentialMedium Raw, and Appetites. His work appeared in the New York Times and The New Yorker. He was the host of the popular television shows No Reservations and Parts Unknown. Bourdain died in June 2018.

Praise For…

“Utterly riveting, swaggering with stylish machismo and precise ear for kitchen patois.” — New York magazine

“You’ll laugh, you’ll’re gonna love it.” — Denver Post

“The kind of book you read in one sitting, then rush about annoying your coworkers by declaiming whole passages.” — USA Today

Bourdain captures the world of restaurants and professionally cooked food in all its theatrical, demented glory. — USA Today

“A gonzo memoir of whats really going on behind those swinging doors.... Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain is unique.” — Newsweek

“Bourdain’s prose is utterly riveting, swaggering with stylish machismo and a precise ear for kitchen patois.” — New York magazine

“Hysterical.... Bourdain gleefully rips through the scenery to reveal private backstage horrors.” — New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063376502
ISBN-10: 0063376504
Publisher: Ecco
Publication Date: May 28th, 2024
Pages: 416
Language: English