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Kitchen Confidential
Kitchen Confidential | Anthony Bourdain
A new edition of the bestselling classic, hand-annotated throughout by Anthony Bourdain
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Happy Bourdain Day.

Kayla.Adriena 😢 18h
phantomx I loved watching all the places he traveled, listening to the many conversations he had about food, culture, and life, and looking at the many friends he made across the world. 17h
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Sapphire
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Seems I am getting more reading done on travel these days. Picked this one off my shelf on a whim this morning before I left for the airport even though I had two others planned. I was instantly hooked. Turns out it's Anthony Bourdain day (his birthday). I have not read anything by him or seen more than a snippet of one episode of his TV shows, but from this narrative, I can see why he was beloved.

Samplergal Loved the book. And him. Still miss him and his show. 1d
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yodapish
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Starting today for a change of pace. I don't normally read non-fiction. I definitely make exceptions for some of my favorite people and their memoirs.

#nonfiction #anthonybourdain #nowreading

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Current read, recommended to me by my bf. Must say I am loving it to far.

Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 2w
HoneyBeeLee Thank you! 😄 2w
brilliantglow Absolutely love Anthony Bourdain. Great reads. 2w
Bklover Hi! Welcome to Litsy!!! 2w
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Reviewsbylola
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That creepy feeling you get when you finish a book, immediately look up the author/subject on Wikipedia, and realize you finished his book on the one year anniversary of his death. 😮

This is a fascinating look into what goes on in a restaurant kitchen. I don‘t think I‘ll be as cavalier when eating out—it certainly makes you wonder about what‘s going on in the kitchen! And sadly I doubt I‘ll ever order mussels or hollandaise Sauce again. 😭

BarbaraTheBibliophage That‘s a sad coincidence. 😰 3w
Cinfhen Ohhhhh, creepy AF! Congrats on completing another prompt 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻and I totally agree. I don‘t want to think too much about kitchen sanitary 🤢 3w
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Reviewsbylola Even having worked in a restaurant, I never fully appreciated the pace and the frenzy and the orchestration behind what goes on in the kitchen. But yeah, when Bourdain himself explained why he couldn‘t or wouldn‘t order certain things in a restaurant, I take that seriously. 😆 @cinfhen 3w
Reviewsbylola @meredith3, your heart will positively break over the hollandaise. 3w
CarolynM I loved the book, but I agree it made me think twice about eating in restaurants! 3w
Leftcoastzen I still miss him so much, hard to believe a year has gone by. 3w
LeahBergen Oh, freaky! 3w
Megabooks How strange! What‘s funny is that he admitted to breaking most of the rules he made in KC in his shows. You should try Medium Raw. I think that book was written when he was at the top of his game. 3w
Megabooks I saw him speak in Knoxville, which was wonderful! He was great live. 3w
BarbaraBB A year already...? Wow! 3w
Hooked_on_books @BarbaraBB took the words out of my mouth. I can‘t believe it‘s been a year. What a sad thing. 3w
JenReadsAlot I cant believe it's been a year 😢 2w
Meredith3 WAIT. Why you doin hollandaise sauce dirty like that?? 2w
Reviewsbylola He basically says never eat hollandaise. 😑 @Meredith3 2w
Meredith3 @Reviewsbylola well I can‘t do that! 🤘🏻 2w
Reviewsbylola I‘m not sure I can either. 🙈 But I also don‘t want food poisoning. @Meredith3 (edited) 2w
britt_brooke Don‘t order fish on Mondays, right? I loved this book. Can‘t believe he‘s been gone a year. The only celebrity I‘ve really cried over. I bawled. 2w
Reviewsbylola Yes, never order fish on Mondays!!! @britt_brooke 2w
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echalpan
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What an entertaining audiobook! Bourdain‘s stories are great - shocking, hilarious, and unfiltered.

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SamAnne
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Finished up the audio book after a long day of planting in my garden. Now enjoying a cocktail—gin, soda, and my rhubarb-ginger shrub. Loved listening to Bourdain‘s kitchen stories. It helps to know he became a strong defender of women and exploring cultures, pointing out inequalities, etc.

cherinium Awesome glass! 🍸🍸🍸 1mo
SamAnne @cherinium Presentation is everything! LOL 1mo
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SamAnne
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“Your body isn‘t a temple. It‘s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” Loving listening to Anthony Bourdain as I garden and cook. And drink gin and tonics. Oh yeah, and reading the Feather Thief which is an engrossing read for this flyfisher.

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#LMPBC #GROUPM my book arrived and oh boy it's a big one 😮 and thank you for the bottle opener it's so cute. @donnalyy @jmofo @Amiable

Thank you to @jmofo for the 3D postcard from San Francisco its been so long since I've been there I hope you had a great time. I remember the food being fabulous.

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janerzy
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Sharp, candid, funny. Even thou this may reflect particularly to the kitchen & chef scenes in the 90s era, it‘s still a good read that opens your eyes how that world works. Oh how I‘ve missed Anthony Bourdain! #kitchen #confidential #insider

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Now that's how you write a memoir! Bourdain is unflinching when it comes to assessing his character, choices and the environment he works in. He comes across as such a paradox - a nice guy with a tough exterior. It's so sad that he's no longer with us but from this book it seems like he lived his life the way he wanted to so hopefully died with few regrets.

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chael0910
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"Skills can be taught. Character you either have or you don't have" --- Anthony Bourdain: Kitchen Confidential

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Been getting a relatively high amount of rain in SoCal - high as in, it‘s sprinkled more than 5 days so far this year. I‘m working remotely today and curling up with my #LMPBC #GroupM book.

donnalyy @Amiable @jmofo @mreads I have not forgotten about y‘all! A bit behind on my reading because I was hard at work on my master‘s thesis. This book will be shipped priority mail in the next few days. SO sorry for the lag 😩 3mo
Amiable @donnalyy Hi! Just checking in to see if you‘ve been able to mail your book off to Mary? I totally remember what the workload was like for my own master‘s thesis —if you haven‘t finished the book yet, don‘t worry! This was supposed to be fun and not something to stress anyone out about! 🙂 2mo
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Christinak
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Would you care for some Tongue en Madere? I'd ask through clenched teeth, my face a rictus of faux #cheer as I'd have to repeat and repeat for the hard-of-hearing captains of industry who ate the same spread of sauce-disguised leftovers every lunch and for whom the hot entree was clearly the highlight of their day. 'Boiled beef with horseradish sauce, sir?' I'd chirp. 'And would you care for a steamed potato with that?'
#QuotsyMar19

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britt_brooke
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#wishyouwerehere | I was just thinking about Anthony Bourdain yesterday. Heard Linkin Park on the radio and started thinking about recent celebrity suicides. I miss Bourdain. 💔

#marchintothe70s

Soubhiville ❤️ yes, and Chris Cornell ❤️ too. 4mo
britt_brooke @Soubhiville Yes 😔 R.I.P. to them all. They are missed. 4mo
JenReadsAlot Me too... it's a death that really hurts. 4mo
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Cinfhen So much talent lost these past few years😭😭😭 4mo
britt_brooke @JenReadsAlot I cried so hard. 😭 4mo
sk888888 His death hit me particularly hard. I still choke up. 4mo
britt_brooke @sk888888 Me, too. 😔 It was the first time I was truly upset about a celebrity‘s death. 4mo
Callemarie Bourdain was a hard one for sure 4mo
LauraBeth Same - I can‘t bring myself to watch his final episodes on the dvr. 😢 4mo
britt_brooke @LauraBeth I can‘t watch either. 😭 4mo
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Littlestbookshelf
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The weather has been amazing the past few days and it was perfect for some audio playing! I love listening to Anthony Bourdain‘s voice but thank goodness my toddler doesn‘t know what most of the stuff he is saying means!

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kalinichta
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Finally reading Kitchen Confidential, and while it's as entertaining as expected, man, could it use a copy editor. I'm less than 20% in, and I have already seen enough missing words, wrong words, and lack of proper punctuation to make me despair. I'm really surprised to see this kind of work in such a hugely popular, bestselling book.

Does anyone else find their reading experience marred by poor copy editing? Or am I the only nerd?

candority Oh, that drives me nuts! 4mo
Soubhiville Usually I‘m annoyed by it, but I don‘t remember noticing any while reading this... I have the kindle version so maybe it‘s been edited or updated? Actually I‘m probably not the best judge this time as I read it during my surgery recovery last summer, probably not completely coherently... 🤪 4mo
Susannah I see errors in books all the time, and it drives me crazy. I wish I could find data related to the number of copy editors in the book industry over the past 20 years to see if it has declined. Whether a book is fiction or nonfiction, poor copy editing takes me right out of a book. 🤦‍♀️ 4mo
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JazzFeathers @Susannah l do see mistakes (usually typos) more than l used to. I do think this is a service publishers are shrinking on. 4mo
kalinichta @candority Especially when you have to re-read a sentence three times to figure out what that heck it means. 4mo
kalinichta @Soubhiville 😃 I'm reading a Kindle version, too. I've taken to highlighting instances now, and I found three within an hour's reading. I may get my hands on a paper copy to compare because it's really astounding to me. 4mo
kalinichta @Susannah I know with the growing popularity of the internet, I'd seen numerous online articles that clearly hadn't been copy edited, but to see it increasing in books is distressing. 4mo
SamAnne Agreed. And I‘m doing the audio. 2mo
quanners The audiobook is a great solution to that annoyance and it‘s read by Bourdain. 1mo
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I remember him making fun of pastry chefs a lot in this book. #nosugartonight #timbittunes (I finally did a photo challenge!)

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Still want to read this!!! Happy bday to your dad🥳🥳 4mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Oh yes! Definitely read this. And thank you!!! 4mo
Reviewsbylola I need to read this!! 4mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Definitely read it! 4mo
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Spotted on my walk today! #litsywalkers (3.58miles) #audiobook #24b4Monday

Pricel101 Loved this book and his tv show! 4mo
Howseldomtheydo @Pricel101 Have never seen his show. I‘ll have to check it out! 4mo
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REPollock
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Next audiobook. 😢

Callemarie I LOVED this audio book. I hope you enjoy it as well 4mo
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Cinfhen Been meaning to read this!! 4mo
Mtroiano 😭 4mo
CarolynM @Cinfhen I loved it but it put me off eating in restaurants for a while😂 4mo
Cinfhen Oh God, that‘s not what I want to hear @CarolynM 4mo
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Howseldomtheydo
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Weekly summary #litsywalkers Weird listening to his voice, knowing he‘s gone 😢 #audiobook #AimingForMoreStepsThisWeek

TheNerdyProfessor Awesome mileage! 👍 4mo
Kaye 🌟 4mo
Kaye Wow, great numbers. 4mo
Book_Gobbler He was such a light in this world. Was very sad to see him leave us. ♥️😔 4mo
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Kelican17
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I have had this book on my TBR forever. I finally listened to the audiobook and I am glad I did! I enjoyed listening to Anthony Bourdain narrate it and I couldn‘t believe some of the stuff that goes on in the food industry! 😳😳😳

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ApplesandSpindles
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Many, many moons ago, I skipped a class in graduate school to go see Anthony Bourdain on this book tour. I have never once regretted it.
#rip
#booksigning
#autograph

Butterfinger Welcome!! I look forward to reading your work. 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 5mo
Crazeedi Welcome to Litsy !🎉🎉🎉 5mo
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CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 5mo
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Stephaniereads1
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This is my favorite food related book! It‘s really good. Rip Anthony bourdain. #24in48

suzisteffen Loved this book when it came out. It changed my cooking habits deeply! #ShallotsInEverything #AndButter 💔 about Anthony Bourdain, but so glad he was here. 5mo
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Pogue
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Mehso-so

It was not for me. I did finish it

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Brashcar
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Best airport book I‘ve ever purchased. Devoured it in less than a week!

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy! 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 6mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 6mo
Cinfhen Great review!!! All I need to know ‼️ 6mo
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Lel2403 Welcome to Litsy 📖 6mo
Brashcar Thanks everyone! Happy to be here! 6mo
Purrfectpages Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 6mo
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gentlepet
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Anyone with even a passing familiarity with Anthony Bourdain is probably aware that he was a self styled rebel with incredible charisma and admirable swagger. This translates beautifully in his writing, although this earlier work lacks some of his later-in-life self awareness.

To be honest I could have done with less kitchen and more confidential, but that‘s definitely my problem, not his.

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AileenRR
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Never got around to reading my paper copy, but the audio version was pretty good company in the car. I liked it enough to download his 2nd book.

daniwithtea I just finished re-reads of both this and Medium Raw (both on audio), and Medium Raw is much better. (I wrote a paper on him for my Stories and Creative Leadership class last semester, so I‘ve read just about everything!) 6mo
AileenRR @daniwithtea Ooh! Now I‘m really looking forward to Medium Raw 😊 6mo
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eve
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I‘m still so saddened by the passing of Anthony Bourdain, and I figured I was overdue on this one. The fact that the audiobook is read by him is a delight. There‘s a lot of uncouth and fairly predictably bad stuff about race (mostly essentializing people, e.g. lots of talk about “hard working Ecuadorians” and unfortunate attempt to imitate accents) but I still loved it. What a writer. We‘re worse off without him around. [painting by Thomas Evans!]

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melissajayne
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I quite enjoyed it. Had heard a lot of good things about it over the years and glad my #bookclub choose it. Really good. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2.

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melissajayne
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Binge reading this today, as my #bookclub meeting is tonight.

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melissajayne
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Starting this tonight #fridayreads #bookclub

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AlaMich
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This was literally just dropped off at my door. I‘ve never read it, and this is a brand new edition with handwritten notes. I don‘t actually buy that many new books but I had to order this one. #RIP

LeahBergen I really enjoyed this book. 7mo
AlaMich @LeahBergen I‘m looking forward to it. His shows are great, especially Parts Unknown. 7mo
CarolynM I loved this one too, even if it did put me off eating in restaurants for a while! 7mo
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melissajayne
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Bookclub read for December.

CarolynM Brilliant book! 7mo
melissajayne @CarolynM I‘ve heard that about the book. 7mo
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyNov18 Day 12: Sometimes, a cold #Soup serves a significant function.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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kristincatastrophic
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Working through pain and injury. Like when I sliced the web between two fingers open on a reach in lid, finished my double, was at the ER at 3am to get four stiches and made it back to work to open for Sunday breakfast at 6am. I'm enjoying reading this book, I like hearing that people in my profession are generally pretty badass.

DivineDiana I am reading this with my Book Club next month! 9mo
LiteraryinLititz Ouch! Hope you can be injury-free soon! 9mo
kristincatastrophic @LiteraryinLititz As long as I keep cooking 'll have some kind of booboo but those stiches were the last bad one and about a year ago 9mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Must get to this book soon. Been on my TBR stack for awhile now 😅 8mo
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I listened to Anthony Bourdain narrate this and thoroughly enjoyed it. I am not much of a foodie, so I preferred the parts about Bourdain's escapades in the many kitchens he was a part of. I also enjoyed hearing about what goes into making a kitchen run as well as getting a restaurant up and running. Bourdain's candor and gritty storytelling made this a good one to listen to.⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

LaurenReads I loved this one on audio! 9mo
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kristincatastrophic
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I, seeing as I am a line cook, will take this out of context quote as a compliment.
#currentlyreading

Schnoebs Love this book! 9mo
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balletbookworm
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I‘m glad I chose to read this one as an audiobook - Bourdain‘s delivery kept me far more interested than I think just words on a page would be. The dude-with-chip-on-his-shoulder schtick got a bit old on occasion but beyond that this is a really interesting look behind the kitchen door and the pecking order in professional kitchens. The “day in the life” chapter was really eye-opening - that is a long, heavy workday.

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britt_brooke
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📖 Kitchen Confidential (still can‘t believe he‘s gone)
📝 Jon Krakauer
🎬 Karate Kid
🍿 kettle corn

#manicmonday #letterk

Leftcoastzen Probably the celebrity death that makes me the saddest the most angry.😭 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I love all four of your picks, even though I didn‘t pick one of them! 9mo
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen Same here. I don‘t usually get upset over celebrities, but I bawled my eyes out. 💔 9mo
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Samplergal 💔💔💔 I‘ve bought all his books just to have a piece of him. 9mo
AlaMich 👍 for Jon Krakauer. And I haven‘t been able to watch Parts Unknown since he died. 9mo
JoScho 💛💛💛 9mo
britt_brooke @AlaMich I can‘t watch either. 😔 9mo
britt_brooke @Samplergal I love that idea. have a few of them, but not all. 9mo
Prairiegirl_reading I watched the new episode of parts unknown last night and really had to fight not to cry. And the way I feel today I feel like I should have just let it out! 😢 9mo
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Smarkies
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➡️Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
➡️Austin Kleon
➡️Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
➡️Kimchi

#manicmonday #letterk @JoScho

LeeRHarry OMG I love Kuch Kuch Hota Hai! SRK 💕😊 (edited) 9mo
Smarkies @LeeRHarry you have watched it? Wow! Did not expect that Lee. 😁 9mo
LeeRHarry I love a good Bollywood movie 😊 mostly late 90s early 00s - my fave is Veer Zaara - love the songs 😊 9mo
JoScho 💛💛💛 9mo
rustoryhuf Yummm, Kimchi! 9mo
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tnociti This is my book club's pick for next month. Can't wait! 10mo
Wellreadhead @tnociti You guys will love it. It‘s very well written! 10mo
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KristinaRay 😂 10mo
Samplergal It‘s true! 10mo
CGKOENS Harsh, but it made me laugh. 10mo
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I didn‘t know what to expect when starting this book, but it‘s honestly SO enjoyable. Bourdain has a talent for writing, and I can just hear him in my head while reading this. We lost a good one this year. #kitchenconfidential #anthonybourdain

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 10mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! I know that you will enjoy yourself here and make many friends. It‘s a fun and warm community. Looking forward to getting to know you.🙂 8mo
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Prairiegirl_reading This was the first audiobook I ever listened to. Listening to his story in his voice was something I think I took for granted at the time. 😢 10mo
Heatherfeather I think he's a devastatingly good writer. 10mo
Mariposa_Bookworm @Heatherfeather I completely agree! 10mo
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Wellreadhead @Prairiegirl_reading He will be missed 😔 10mo
Wellreadhead @Heatherfeather The quality of the writing has really taken me by surprise. 10mo
lute I liked his fiction too. I believe he wrote two novels. Worth checking out! I miss him and still have not gotten over it. 10mo
Dietz123 RIP, good sir. This book was phenomenal. I wish someone had been around to say, “Quit the show, then. You‘re still an amazing chef and author!” 10mo
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