Kitchen Confidential - Anthony Bourdain

Kitchen Confidential

By Anthony Bourdain

  • Release Date: 2008-12-10
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 883 Ratings


Anthony Bourdain, host of Parts Unknown, reveals "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine" in his breakout New York Times bestseller Kitchen Confidential.

Bourdain spares no one's appetite when he told all about what happens behind the kitchen door. Bourdain uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable book, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike. From Bourdain's 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 as passionate as they are unpredictable.

Kitchen Confidential will make your mouth water while your belly aches with laughter. You'll beg the chef for more, please.


  • Price $$&

    By anjfromopl
    The price keeps going up, taking advantage of popularity...geeezzzz Apple.
  • Kitchen confidential.

    By AhabMD
    Amazing book. Enlightened me on something I know so very little about - professional cooking. It’s easy to appreciate how this book was a best seller.
  • Beautiful

    By Wentsurfing344
    Bourdain has always had a remarkable way with words. He spoke poetry. The way he saw things was one of beauty, honesty, appreciation and worldliness. In love with this book. Rest In Peace Anthony Bourdain.
  • Kitchen Confidential.

    By The highlife!
  • Fantastic read

    By GermanFloridian
    This is a great read for any food enthusiasts! It tells the great tale of what happens behind those kitchen doors and just what it takes to make it in the restaurant world. Great stuff!
  • Kitchen confidential

    By Raschulo
    It took my on a journey worth my time. Resilience and relevance are core themes for all of us in life and this book delivered.
  • The love of food from the bottom of the food chain in NYC

    By across milkyway
    This book charters Tony's zenful, uncomplicated, open-minded and rewarding love for the limitless varieties of food delicacies from different background and cultures that begins from his childhood's travel to France country side to his sentimentality towards his sous chefs and the crew of hard working and often ignored line cooks from South America whom he worked with for over two decades in the restaurant business in the NY city.
  • Great read

    By WuckinBird aint a crime
    Would read again.
  • Kitchen Confidential

    By Scarferry
    A.B. is very cool. He comes off that way on TV and in print. If you like to eat its a good read. If you love to cook, like I do, it's a great read. Love to have him over for Sunday gravy and macaroni's South Jersey peasant style. Chris Ferry
  • Kitchen Confidential

    By Buff'70
    I've been meaning to read this book for years, after reading Chef Bourdain's articles in the New Yorker, and it did not disappoint. It is an enjoyable tour of human behavior as much as of restaurant kitchens, and is strangely reminiscent of some interesting days and nights in the operating room during my thirty year career as a surgeon.