Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Written by:
Anthony Bourdain
Narrated by:
Anthony Bourdain

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2001
8 hours 20 minutes
When Chef Anthony Bourdain wrote "Don't Eat Before You Read This" in The New Yorker, he spared no one's appetite, revealing what goes on behind the kitchen door. In Kitchen Confidential, he expanded the appetizer into a deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet that lays out his twenty-five years of sex, drugs, and haute cuisine.

From his first oyster in Gironda to the kitchen of the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center, from the restaurants of Tokyo to the drug dealers of the East Village, from the mobsters to the rats, Bourdain's brilliantly written and wonderfully read, wild-but-true tales make the belly ache with laughter.
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Stephanie Howland

I love this book, and Anthony Bourdain. His narration was great, and over all a great entertaining book that helped pass the time during a road trip. I highly recommend to any fellow foodie out there.

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David D.

This was a very realistic look at how many kitchens are behind the scenes, for all its glory and hardships. This was my first Anthony Bourdain book and I will have to read the others. He narrates the book perfectly, he gives you little tastes of what it feels like to be in a big time kitchen and really shows his love of food.

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if you ever thought you wanted to open up a restaurant, you definitely need to read this book or listen to this book is the reality of the real life and restaurant business

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Monica B.

Wonderful read.

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For starters RIP to an absolute legend in the food industry! Very much enjoyed this book and all the raw nature it had to offer, a person like Anthony Bourdain and all the culture he brings makes this book come alive. If you ever want to know what truly goes on behind the scenes at a restaurant then give this a listen! Absolutely fantastic book!

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Kevin L.

I laughed, I cried..Rest in Peace Anthony. You are missed.

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Vincent L.

Can never go wrong with Bourdain; funny, insightful, informative.

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Panos K.

a great book and as honest you would think from bourdain

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Robert R.

get insight to the world of chefs.

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Patty C.

loved hearing Anthony Bourdain "read" his book! so much better than reading it yourself

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Catherine C.

I appreciated his honesty, but he eliminated my agency as a person who is a vegetarian - and he sadly excluded me from eager inclusion in his magical story.

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Really enjoyed this frank and realistic look a the inside of the kitchen of some very good (and some not so good) New York restaurants. His writing is vivid and colorful, so that you feel like you're right there with him. However, note that if you object to bad language, you won't be happy with this book!

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