Kitchen Confidential

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Anthony Bourdain returns to the book that made him a star, hand-annotating over 50 pages throughout and hand-writing an all new introduction, aimed at the readers who first made him a sensation and inspired him: waiters and chefs and line cooks. Cleverly redesigned in a small trim perfect for tucking in an apron pocket or a chef’s whites, Kitchen Confidential, Waiter’s Edition is vintage Bourdain.

Frankly confessional, addictively acerbic, and utterly unsparing, Bourdain pulls no punches in this memoir of his years in the restaurant business. From his first oyster in the Gironde, to his lowly position as dishwasher in a honky-tonk fish restaurant in Provincetown (where he witnesses for the first time the real delights of being a chef); from the kitchen of the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center, to drug dealers in the East Village; from Tokyo to Paris and back to New York again, Bourdain’s tales of the kitchen are funny, passionate, unpredictable, and enlightening.