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CommanderStrikeher’s #CBR4 Review #54: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

 *Audiobook Review*

Last book of the year.  I never thought I would make it to 52, let alone 54!

This book should only be available in audio format.  It is read by the author, and nobody gets the sarcastic asshole inflections of Anthony Bourdain better than himself.  Kitchen Confidential is the story of how Anthony Bourdain first fell in love with food.  When he was young, his parents took he and his brother on a trip around France, and he discovered he enjoyed food while on the Queen Mary.  Kitchen Confidential takes you through his start working in dive restaurants, going through culinary school, and the string of restaurants he has worked at since.

This was a fairly entertaining book.  I never worked in a restaurant, but this book does take me back to my time working at the concession stand at the movie theatre.  The frantic pace, the never-ending line of orders, the swearing and dirty jokes.  I loved every second of it.  If you have ever worked in a restaurant, or heaven forbid, have the crazy dream to own a restaurant, you should read this book.  Anthony Bourdain will tell you why you should NEVER buy a restaurant.

4/5 Stars

Petalfrog’s #CBR4 Review #16: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain


Full disclosure here. I ADORE Anthony Bourdain. I want to travel around the world with him and eat all the food and drink all the wine, and rub up on his lanky, crude, crusty, 6’4 body. Yes this is true. I love Anthony Bourdain and want to make foodie babies with him (these aren’t real babies, these are the round belly created after a huge meal). My boyfriend knows this, so I can say it here :) So what I’m saying is, I figured going into this book my bias would either make me hate the book or make me love it for no good reason. In the end though, I think my enjoyment of this book was fully rational!

Read the rest of the review at my blog here

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