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Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain: A brief Review revisited

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Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain: A brief Review revisited

Phil Sgueglia | Sep 16, 2000 06:49 PM

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For a Foodie,Chef,or admirer of talented prose,Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential is a must acquisition. Bourdain's work is a masterful fusion of gritty humor,inside knowledge,and brutally honest autobiographical introspection. It will entertain,inspire,inform and titillate anyone that appreciates gifted writing. This book had me howling with laughter at 2 a.m., with scarcely 3 hours of sleeptime left before work. Think of Dick Marcinko's Rogue Warrior with a Global Chef's knife instead of a Heckler and Koch MP5 submachine gun,and perhaps you will get an inkling of the "can't put it down" literary rollercoaster that is Kitchen Confidential. Bourdain's hysterical and ascerbic wit is reminiscent of my long ago fave restaurant reviewer, Seymour Britchky. Now I gotta go whip up a fast Marinara with homemade fettucine,grate some Ricotta salata for sprinkling, and get the Jumbo shrimp scampi in the oven and pop a cork to Tony. Reading Anthony's sensual food descriptions gets the gastric juices flowing like Niagra. Go buy the book. Take care and all the best, Phil<-----< P.S. I do not know,nor have I ever met Anthony Bourdain. I still might try the mussels at Les Halles though:)

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