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Anthony Bourdain (1956–2018)

Autor(a) de Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

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About the Author

Anthony Bourdain was born in New York City on June 25, 1956. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978. He wrote numerous nonfiction books including Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, The Nasty Bits, A Cook's Tour, No Reservations: Around the World on an mostrar mais Empty Stomach, Medium Raw, and Appetites: A Cookbook. He also wrote several works of fiction including the graphic novel Get Jiro! and the comic Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts. He was the host of several television shows including A Cook's Tour, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, The Layover, and Parts Unknown. He committed suicide on June 8, 2018 at the age of 61. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Anthony Bourdain

Bone in the Throat (1995) 649 exemplares
Typhoid Mary (2001) 498 exemplares
World Travel: An Irreverent Guide (2020) 493 exemplares
Appetites: A Cookbook (2016) 488 exemplares
The Bobby Gold Stories (2002) 380 exemplares
Gone Bamboo (1997) 356 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2008 (2008) — Editor; Introdução — 211 exemplares
Get Jiro! (2012) 208 exemplares
Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts (2018) 190 exemplares

Associated Works

Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink (2007) — Contribuidor — 534 exemplares
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America (2008) — Contribuidor — 518 exemplares
How I Learned to Cook: Culinary Educations from the World's Greatest Chefs (2006) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 183 exemplares
Saha: A Chef's Journey Through Lebanon and Syria (2005) — Prefácio — 119 exemplares
Best Food Writing 2007 (2007) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Au Pied de Cochon: The Album (2006) — Introdução; Introdução — 68 exemplares
Best Food Writing 2004 (2004) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
Best Food Writing 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans (2013) — Prefácio — 59 exemplares
Best Food Writing 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Lucky Peach : Issue 3 : Cooks & Chefs (2012) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Best Food Writing 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Lucky Peach : Issue 4 : American Food (2012) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Lucky Peach : Issue 5 : Chinatown (2012) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Rovers Return (1998) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Arabesque: Modern Middle Eastern Food [new edition] (2010) — Prefácio — 8 exemplares
Anthony Bourdain: A Cook's Tour [2002 TV series] (2012) — Host — 7 exemplares
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: Collection 5.1 (2010) — Host — 4 exemplares
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: Collection 7 (2012) — Host — 3 exemplares
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: Collection 3 (2009) — Host — 3 exemplares
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: Collection 4 (2009) — Host — 3 exemplares
The Mind of a Chef: Season 4 (2015) — Narrador — 2 exemplares
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: Collection 6.2 (2012) — Host — 2 exemplares
The Mind of a Chef: Season 3 (2014) — Narrador — 1 exemplar
The Mind of a Chef: Season 2 (2013) — Narrador — 1 exemplar
The Mind of a Chef: Season 5 (2016) — Narrador — 1 exemplar
The Mind of a Chef: Season 1 (2012) — Narrador — 1 exemplar


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Nome canónico
Bourdain, Anthony
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Bourdain, Anthony Michael
Outros nomes
Bourdain, Tony
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
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Local de nascimento
New York, New York, USA
Local de falecimento
Kaysersberg-Vignoble, France
Causa da morte
Locais de residência
Leonia, New Jersey, USA
Vassar College
Culinary Institute of America (BA ∙ 1978)
Dwight-Englewood School
television presenter
Brasserie Les Halles
Travel Channel
Prémios e menções honrosas
Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America (2008)



I haven't read Kitchen Confidential, which I'm thinking I should pick up now. Someone quoted something from this book (which I can't even remember now), which made me want to read it. This is scathing to say the least, he really names names and tells us how he really feels. The descriptions of food are next level, to the point of making me a little ill as a second gen vegetarian who still cooks meat for the family. Tiny bird bones breaking and gushing steaming fat explosions are not on my list of must try food experiences. I will never get the allure of working in this industry, my anxiety could never. At one point he says he never said taking drugs was a good idea so he wasn't sure why so many of his fans did it to emulate him, but he also doesn't make the industry seem that appealing to begin with, was the fast-paced, grueling service industry supposed to seem like the good idea? That's obviously my own bias, but I'm thinking cocaine is the only way I'd get through a day on that job any way.… (mais)
KallieGrace | 83 outras críticas | May 8, 2024 |
I've never seen an Anthony Bourdain TV show, and when he died by suicide in 2018 I had only the vaguest notion that he was a chef of some sort. I bought this book because my son is a cook, apprenticing to become a chef, and I thought it would be interesting to read about life in a restaurant kitchen, a traditionally male-dominated workplace where the insults, sexism, racism, and homophobia never stop, but neither do the employees. Getting sick is a no-no. Working overtime - way overtime is a necessity, even if it means sleeping in the restaurant overnight. All this I knew, and Bourdain filled me in more, about the prevalance of drugs in the kitchen in the 1970s, about the absolutely loyalty to one's chef that is required, about the manic workaholism that is needed to rise to the top of the profession. I learned about the controlled chaos that is a kitchen, about the enormous food orders made and the necessity of getting your suppliers to like you, about why you should never order fish on a Monday, and about exhaustion, addiction, and a deep love of food.

Yes, the book was instructive, but I didn't like it very much. The main problem is that I didn't like Anthony Bourdain, which makes liking a book by and about him very difficult. I found him a blowhard, proud of his scuzzy past, not above any con scheme, and a braggart to boot. I've never seen anyone so proud of quitting restaurant after restaurant, about his drug-addled life, about never seeing his wife because he was too busy with work, and so self-important. I was disgusted with the man.

The book was decent and I learned a few things, but overall I wouldn't recommend it.
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ahef1963 | 273 outras críticas | May 4, 2024 |
One never knew there was so much behind the scenes of working, owning, and living the restaurant life. Frank and unapologetic, this was a pretty entertaining look at the not so humble life of Anthony Bourdain.
A_Reader_Obsessed | 273 outras críticas | Apr 21, 2024 |
Full Review:https://wanderinglectiophile.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/review-kitchen-confidential-adventures-in-the-culinary-underbelly-by-anthony-bourdain/

I became familiar with Anthony Bourdain's career through his television shows No Reservations, Parts Unknown, and The Layover. In my humble opinion, they were easily the most entertaining travel related programming I've ever seen on television. He had a way of showing his viewers the beauty to be seen in all the world, and it made me want to visit each and every place I saw him explore - regardless of how insignificant the destination may be have seemed. He made them significant. Since his travel shows were how I came to follow him, I knew very little about his career in the culinary industry and figured that since he was a person of interest to me, I'd pick up one of his books and dive in.

Before I opened this book I knew to expect a few things with certainty. One, Anthony would at time be crude or offensive with his stories, but that they would be honest, open, and candidly retold. Two, having worked at a number of restaurants myself, that I would find that the assumptions I had made about those kitchen crews would not be unfounded. And three, there would be some really good stories and insights to be found about the culinary industry. Kitchen Confidential did not disappoint.

There were tales that were hilarious, tales that were revolting, and tales that I found myself going "yeah, I can see that". Tales of sex, drugs, recklessness, and self-discovery, culinary tidbits, equipment and tool recommendations, and insights into the lives of those cooking your meals when you go out to eat. I feel like he gave his readers a wide variety of anecdotes and insights to the culinary trade. Perhaps a bit crassly, but frankly, I prefer a crass rendition of the facts to a polished and pretty lie rooted in truth.

What I didn't expect was the writing. OH. MUH. GOSH. I wish I could write like him! If you've ever watched one of his travel programs, he always opens each destination with some sort of descriptive, anecdotal monologue where he introduces his viewers to the culture and sights to be seen in the most unique and fascinating ways. The stories in this book are written in much the same way. Some how that man manages to combine analogies, metaphors, phrases, and idioms effortlessly to describe the scenes and events that took place. ...that sounds like it would be muddy and hard to follow, but it's not. The descriptions and ways he explained something was very concise and relatable - even if you aren't a chef or into travel. It left me going "wow, I would have never thought to put it that way, but damn it's a good way to put it." He also didn't repeat phrases, which is impressive if you're going to describe events or situations in his way. I think I'd give a toe to be able to write like this.... It's certainly a unique style of writing and one I wish I could emulate.

If you've ever watched his programing, or perhaps you're just interested in him after the announcement of his death in the news, it's a good expose on who he was as well as the culinary industry. Just be prepared for his way of telling you everything - the good, the bad, the iffy - all of it.
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RochelleJones | 273 outras críticas | Apr 5, 2024 |



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