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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'”and ...

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