by Anthony Bourdain
Ecco/Harper Perennial, 2000
What's It All About?
A New York City chef who is also a novelist recounts his experiences in the restaurant business, and exposes abuses of power, sexual promiscuity, drug use, and other secrets of life behind kitchen doors.
Your body is not a temple, it's an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.
Who Should Read It?
Read it if you love foodie nonfiction and don't mind some potty mouth talk. This book is truly a love letter to the dark underbelly of New York restaurant kitchens.
What Else Should I Read?
- Blood, Bones, and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
- Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl
- Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn
What If I Don't Believe You?
Don't take my word for it! Check out these other reviews:
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