Kitchen Confidential Deluxe Edition: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Anthony Bourdain (Author)


A new, deluxe edition of Kitchen Confidential to celebrate the life of Anthony Bourdain. The book will feature a brand new introduction, a Q&A with Ecco publisher and Bourdain's long-time editor Daniel Halpern. Interior pages are hand-annotated by Anthony Bourdain himself. The interior will also feature a brand new drawing by Ralph Steadman.

Almost two decades ago, the New Yorker published a now infamous article, "Don't Eat before You Read This," by then little-known chef Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain spared no one's appetite as he revealed what happens behind the kitchen door. The article was a sensation, and the book it spawned, the now classic Kitchen Confidential, became an even bigger sensation, a megabestseller with over one million copies in print. Frankly confessional, addictively acerbic, and utterly unsparing, Bourdain pulls no punches in this memoir of his years in the restaurant business--this time with never-before-published material.

Product Details

Price: $19.99  $18.39
Publisher: Ecco Press
Published Date: October 23, 2018
Pages: 416
Dimensions: 6.1 X 1.1 X 8.9 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language: English
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9780062899545
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About the Author

Anthony Bourdain is the author of the novels Bone in the Throat, The Bobby Gold Stories, and Gone Bamboo, in addition to the mega-bestseller Kitchen Confidential and A Cook's Tour. His work has appeared in the New York Times and the New Yorker, and he is a contributing authority for Food Arts magazine. He is also the host of the popular television show Parts Unknown.


"Utterly riveting, swaggering with stylish machismo and precise ear for kitchen patois."--New York magazine
"You'll laugh, you'll're gonna love it."--Denver Post
"The kind of book you read in one sitting, then rush about annoying your coworkers by declaiming whole passages."--USA Today
Bourdain captures the world of restaurants and professionally cooked food in all its theatrical, demented glory.--USA Today
"A gonzo memoir of whats really going on behind those swinging doors.... Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain is unique."--Newsweek
"Bourdain's prose is utterly riveting, swaggering with stylish machismo and a precise ear for kitchen patois."--New York magazine
"Hysterical.... Bourdain gleefully rips through the scenery to reveal private backstage horrors."--New York Times Book Review