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Memoir

Kitchen Confidential

by Anthony Bourdain

Quick take

Your body is not a temple, it's an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.

Why I love it

Prior to the release of _Kitchen Confidential_ in 2000, an excerpt appeared in the _New Yorker_. The entire industry reacted'”either with entertained amusement or with shocked anger. When the article became the book, rumors were flying about the controversial exposes and I was told repeatedly that Le Bernardin was mentioned several times. So I read the book'”the first book I ever read in English'”...

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