Cookbook Review: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain is a hilarious, true account of this chef’s years in the restaurant industry that holds nothing back. Bourdain served behind the line in kitchens for many years – although plenty of restaurant guests like to believe that the chefs who cook their meals are as refined as the meals themselves, it’s most likely not the case.
In Kitchen Confidential, Bourdain describes the hilarious scenes that happen in the kitchen of the most refined restaurants every night – sex, drugs, crime, and how your exquisite meals are most likely cooked by a team of pierced and tattooed felons.
Anthony Bourdain combines his CIA training with his mastery of the arts of cooking and storytelling in Kitchen Confidential to give readers a 100% accurate view into the world of a chef. This honest description of life behind the line was published in 2000 and created a major following for Bourdain. He published a second book as a follow-up to Kitchen Confidential in 2010 called Medium Raw.
So if you’re wondering why not to eat fish in a restaurant on Mondays, check out Kitchen Confidential for the real story of what happens in the kitchen.