Kitchen Confidential

Anthony Bourdain

Read January 2003

A haute cuisine chef tells us about his bad-boy days, hard-earned kitchen cred, disregard for customers and utter disdain for vegetarians. Actually mildly entertaining and a fun peek (but that's all it is) into a professional kitchen, if you can avoid being swept up in the surging hormones. The book is a rather slapdash compilation of articles, so don't expect much by way of editing. He rips into the likes of Emeril (and more power to him for that), but how different is he, really?