I was familiar with Anthony Bourdain, but never knew too much about him. I figured him to be like the “Howard Stern” of the culinary world. After his untimely death a year ago, I decided to read Kitchen Confidential, which pretty much confirmed my initial impression of the man!
I absolutely got a kick out of Kitchen Confidential! Working as a cook got me through High School and College and Mr. Bourdain nails it to a tee! I can relate to just about every aspect except, perhaps, the life-long career part of it, which I considered as my own career path until getting into the software industry after graduation.
From the military-like jargon which is standard in any commercial kitchen to the honest assessment of the characters involved in any galley, my passion for all things culinary were re-kindled by this book.
Anyone who has any restaurant background will surely enjoy this read, one of my favorites this year!