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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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Smartypants
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I miss Anthony Bourdain. He lived life unashamedly, appreciating the simple things in life: culture, food and people. I miss him greatly. It was good to hear his voice again.

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KCofKaysville
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Kind of interesting but he has quite a potty mouth! Makes you feel like you can understand what crazy people many people in the restaurant biz are. I'm always interested in the world as seen by other people--biographies are my main book category. I'm not a foodie but this book makes me want to try some foods that I never have. I did work briefly as a busboy at 18 and so I relate a little.

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KCofKaysville
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Started reading this biography found at a Little Free Library. I know he passed away recently and there's a controversy about his girlfriend. I can't resist a good biography.

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Kimberlone
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White out conditions driving back from our staycation in Homer, AK this Sunday morning. Thankfully we are out of the storm now, but we did have to pause our audiobook briefly when the blizzard was at its worst so that my bf could concentrate on driving.

Been really enjoying listening to Bourdain narrate his memoir. I‘d read it before many years ago but my bf suggested we listen on our road trip since we recently watched Roadrunner (documentary).

ChasingOm Yikes. Hope you‘re safe back home! 12mo
Megabooks Wow! That‘s crazy! Glad you‘re ok. 12mo
Kimberlone @Megabooks @ChasingOm thank you! Yes, we made it home. Thankfully the storm only lasted about 20 miles and then we were out of it, then after that just normal winter driving. 12mo
Suet624 That‘s so nerve wracking. 12mo
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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 101.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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KathyWheeler
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Bourdain was a good choice as narrator for his story, and the book was fun, but now I‘m not sure if I ever want to go to a restaurant again! I was floored by how many casual references to suicide there were in this book. Also, it must have been written before he knew Tom Colicchico because he mispronounced his name. Ramp is begun in preparation for my husband‘s return from the hospital, finally; he‘s been there since September 30! #audiowalk

Chrissyreadit I‘m sure you are both glad to be together again ❤️ 13mo
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lvssunflowers
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"Skills can be taught, Character you either have it or you dont." This book has been saved for a while, waiting for my heart to heal enough to listen. Today is the day.

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Nathan_Opland-Dobs
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Panpan

🤜🏻

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Amoon
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After seeing the film Roadrunner, after watching his shows on TV, I had to read this book! After learning that he was reading what he wrote when narrating his shows, it feels like he really is talking to you when you read his book. I now have incredible respect for the people who work at restaurants, just seems like such hard work. Bourdain‘s blunt style is riveting and often pretty funny. He made me feel guilty for lazily using jarred garlic

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fredthemoose
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This is the book version of a movie I can watch again and again, especially on audio with Bourdain reading. Sure, not everything in it holds up to current standards for social acceptability, but I love his writing and living in this world that is so different from my own for a short time. I read (listen to) it at least once a year when I want something to enjoy that doesn‘t require much from me. I loved seeing that @Megabooks does the same!

Megabooks Yes! I love relistening to his books. Such a unique voice! 1y
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Bailedbailed

I read almost 10% of the book and I just wasn't interested in finishing it.

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thebacklistbook
Mehso-so

It was interesting to hear from bourdain himself about some parts of his life. I would read other books by him.

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Megabooks
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I‘ve probably read this once a year for the last 20 years. (Has it really been that long?) Does it 💯 stand up over time? No. Do I still enjoy and miss everything that was wonderful about his writing and enthusiasm for food? 💯💯💯

I am so glad I got to see him in person back in 2010, but I wish I had paid the extra $50 for the meet & greet and book signing. Damn grad school finances!!

Anyway, an enjoyable #reread for sure! #audiobook

Reggie You gonna watch that new documentary about him? 1y
Megabooks @Reggie I totally missed that was happening. I‘ll have to look it up, but I‘m terrible about watching tv. I‘m more likely to read a 500 page book about something than watch a 2 hour tv show! 😂😂 1y
Cinfhen Im glad you got to see him too💚 1y
Megabooks @Cinfhen such a fun night! 1y
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TK-421
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“Cooking is a craft, I like to think, and a good cook is a craftsman — not an artist.” #culinary #QuotsyJul21

Tamra It is a craft! Though I think some who go above and beyond with imagination can be artists too. Especially pastry chefs. 1y
TK-421 @Tamra Agreed! 1y
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Shemac77
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Such a personality.

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Shemac77
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Morning reading with Bourdain

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Deblovestoread
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#CuriousCovers Day 13 #Man This book and man gets lots of Litsy love. The book is on my #LitsyAtoZ list so will be read by the end of the year.

Eggs RIP Mr. Bourdain. One-of-a-kind 💗📚💗 1y
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Kenyazero
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Anthony Bourdain describes the gritty experiences he had working in the food industry. His writing style is vivid and startling, and really sets the scene in the restaurant work Bourdain did in his lifetime. It was an interesting read, and I highly recommend checking out the deluxe edition because of his hand-written notes. Content warnings for crude content and language, sexual content, and other Bourdain-esque content. #Nonfiction #Memoir

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Therewillbebooks
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Just released episode 51 on Kitchen Confidential. Bourdain was a terrific writer and the book is a fascinating look at the inner workings of the New York restaurant scene from a lucid storyteller. Highly recommend the book and check out the episode if you are so inclined!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1N7oE5w86dIoexucIS9i0W?si=tCNY4fxSQpOz25tEGsJ-w...

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Therewillbebooks
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We have selected an April book of the month. Looking forward to this one. I've wanted to read it for a long time.

https://open.spotify.com/show/6A6hXZ7eaOG7BtHOSJpCTI?si=TJVUuOEcSxGGsg8zNqnxow

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rather_be_reading
Kitchen Confidential | Anthony Bourdain

Ill be right here. Until they drag me off the line. Im not going anywhere.

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rather_be_reading
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People confuse me. Food doesnt.

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rather_be_reading
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Everything else is just noise.

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rather_be_reading
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As an art form, cook-talk is, like haiku or kabuki...

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rather_be_reading
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Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.

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rather_be_reading
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What might happen, what could happen, what will happen.

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rather_be_reading
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Skills can be taught. Character you either have or dont have.

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rather_be_reading
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Lead, follow or get out of the way.

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rather_be_reading
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You only go around once.

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rather_be_reading
Kitchen Confidential | Anthony Bourdain

Like I said before, yout body is not a temle, its an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.

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Vegetarians are the enemy of everything food and decent in the human spirit, an affront to all I stand for, the pure enjoymemt of food.

Prairiegirl_reading I don‘t agree but this makes me laugh. 2y
Suet624 I don‘t much care for food and I‘m a vegetarian. Maybe he‘s right. 2y
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Hollandaisenis a veritable petri dish of biohazards.

RamsFan1963 Ugh!! I despise Hollandaise sauce!! 2y
rather_be_reading @RamsFan1963 haha! i think ive only had it one time 2y
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It [a bad mussel] slammed me shut like a book, sent me crawling to the bathroom...

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rather_be_reading
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Cooking is a craft, I like to think, and a good cook is a craftsman- noy an artist.

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rather_be_reading
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...criminally parsimonious.

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rather_be_reading
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...could easily open the oysters by myself...popping thr hingr like it was Aladdin's cave.

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rather_be_reading
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First line: Things are different now.
Last line: But I wouldnr have missed it for the world.

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rather_be_reading
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Yes! This was such a great book! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Twainy Fantastic audiobook! 🖤 2y
Scochrane26 It was a really good audiobook @Twainy 2y
rather_be_reading @Twainy i bet it was! 2y
rather_be_reading @Scochrane26 i mite have to try it! 2y
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Trying to focus and read but I had too much coffee this morning.

smalldogs_bigbooks2419 A friend of mine lent me a copy of this. I'm not a foodie. Not making it anyway. Is it still worth reading? 2y
she.hearts.horror BAE 🖤 2y
rather_be_reading @she.epeolatry 👏 2y
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Lunch #2 the pizza place in the Village. This was always a quick lunch special I could count on.

IMASLOWREADER im reading this too 2y
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rather_be_reading
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Book 10

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Panpan

Don‘t expect many cooking adventures it is similar to reading an autobiography from an 80s rock star bragging about drug abuse and excess.

DGRachel Eew. 2y
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HeathHof
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Before reading this I'd seen Anthony's show, No Reservations a few times. His passion and excitement for food made me really want to read his book. I enjoyed his honesty & straightforwardness following along his career and missteps. (It definitely brought back a few crazy memories from my very short stint working in the restaurant industry) Some of the food terms were a little out of my league but overall an enjoyable read!! 🧀🥖🥗👌👨‍🍳

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Emilymdxn
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I liked some aspects of this, didn‘t like others. I loved every time he was actually writing about food or the running of restaurants. Some of the anecdotes were fun but I spent a lot of it thinking ‘alright Anthony I get it you did drugs and shouted at people‘ and I‘m not sure why he had to point out everyone‘s nationality so much. I think Anthony Bourdain matured a lot after he wrote this and I prefer his later career

#nfn2020 @Clwojick +20

TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 2y
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HeathHof
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I had to work the late shift tonight (boooo) but Hooray for the book mail and the meal that my other half had ready and waiting! Looking forward to starting this one tonight!

Twainy Such a great audiobook that I bought the hardcover for my shelf. 😁 2y
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My next TBR wheel! Ive never before finished my list of tbr reads that i picked at the beginning of the year. This year I finished it and picked more off my shelf to make a TBR #2 list!

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fandom_hellspawn99
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Literally just 5/5🌟 loved every moment of it, not for the faint of heart because it can be very raunchy to say the least. I definitely suggest the audiobook 🎧 it's what I did and hearing the man himself made me happy.

This will be my K for title #LitsyAtoZ #ReadingChallenge @BookishMarginalia

Rachaels-book-adventures it was an awesome listen, I am glad I went with audio 😀 2y
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Rachaels-book-adventures
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I listened to this and I LOVED it!!! Having worked in kitchens I found many a moment thinking shit yeah thats so true, it made me smile and laugh with fond memories. I was a Fan of Bourdain's shows and it was so nice to listen to him tell his stories. Also made me sad that he is no longer with us. I highly recommend this dive into the depravity and the debauchery that is working in kitchens.

Megabooks He is a fantastic storyteller gone way too soon!! 2y
Megabooks I heard him speak before he died. He was fantastic. It was back in 2011. 2y
Rachaels-book-adventures OMG @Megabooks I bet it was amazing!!!! I am jealous, I could listen to his voice forever 😉 2y
Megabooks @Rachaels-book-adventures totally agree! 2y
fandom_hellspawn99 I'm listening to this right now! He narrates the audiobook it's amazing 🥰🥰 2y
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Gezemice
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A mad tour de force through the drug and profanity-filled, overly macho world of Bourdain and restaurant cooking. Cooks are very tough: they have to be able to work long hours in tough, heat, steam and blood filled environments, and mentally be able to take the exhaustion, abuse and stress of cooking. This is not for the faint of heart; neither it is for most women. Bordain clearly loves food and this crazy world. Narrated by Bourdain. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CarolynM I loved this. So funny, but kinda disturbing too😂 (edited) 2y
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Texreader
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Great timing! Read in Fodor's Travel: https://apple.news/AJ3xrQSpORpOa_w1LM6LiJA