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6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Raunchy, Real and Right On the Money

Not for the faint of heart. A raucous and raw trip inside the restaurant biz. From nuts and bolts to totally obscure characters, and sometimes disturbing andecdotes, Bourdain delights the senses and the mind with his hilarious and detailed tales of the dark side of the ...
Not for the faint of heart. A raucous and raw trip inside the restaurant biz. From nuts and bolts to totally obscure characters, and sometimes disturbing andecdotes, Bourdain delights the senses and the mind with his hilarious and detailed tales of the dark side of the industry. with his own brand of smarts and charm he takes you through his childhood adventures in France up to owning his own succcesful restaurant in New York. He touches on Universal truths throughout the business as well as his own sometimes touching and oftentimes unreal personal experiences. For anyone who loves to dine, who works in restaurants or has thought about it, this is a must read. Never a dull moment.

posted by DianeLorraine on April 20, 2009

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2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

In a Fog is a Better Place for Me

If this is reality in the kitchen, I'm glad I don't see it. I found the language repulsive and the author seems to have a very high opinion of himself. Had no desire to finish this reading this book.

posted by Anonymous on October 25, 2001

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