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The Devil in the Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness, and the Making of a Great Chef

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  • Posted January 30, 2012

    love it

    this book gives you the background of what it takes to be a good chef and the struggles of mr. white's life to get there. enjoyed reading it from beginning to end.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2007

    A reviewer

    I had the pleasure of meeting the ¿rock star chef¿ at a reading in NYC and he does not disappoint. He is deliciously salty and it is no wonder he has garnered the reputation that he has. Marco¿s love and respect for food is absolute. He is a dying breed. The majority of today¿s celebrity chefs are not in their kitchens at all, but orchestrating them from afar and that distance results in the sacrifice of the preparation, cooking, presentation and passion. On that note, as illuminating as it was to learn about his rise as a 3 stared Michelin chef, the second half of the book rambled on and seemed more like an opportunity for Marco to make peace with the conflicting moments in his past with people, places and things. Making peace is very cathartic but in this case, not the best reading. Thanks Marco for signing my book and for your cooking tips¿ I appreciate your comment about the obligatory use of pepper by most cooks to seasons their dishes- just plain wrong and for the advice on cooking vegetables, my broccoli is Spring incarnate.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Worth it

    An amazing read, getting to know more about a great chef and phenomenal sounding food!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2013

    Great

    Greaat read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    An Interesting look into the culinary world

    I enjoyed the book. It was eye opening. This is a must read. Thank you Marco for putting your life to paper.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Do not recommend

    It's unfortunate that a great chef such as White does not know what appeals to an American audience. Maybe we should blame his publisher who did not edit the endless and tedious references to the cruelties in the kitchen. Another problem is the English idioms that left me puzzled and perplexed. I've read every chef biography that I can get my hands on. This was my least favorite.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

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    I read the sample and i think that it is a very nice one because it comtains a lots of subjects and basics that is transformed into a fiction ..it is just unbelieveble .well i launchimg this message to have a lot of friends who i will be able to share our lobe for reading my name is rokhaya yague and thank yo
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    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2011

    great book

    great book

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