Kitchen Con

Overview


A passionate, intelligent exposé of the restaurant business, from the world’s first restaurant after the French Revolution to today’s most fashionable tables.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $10.21   
  • New (4) from $10.21   
  • Used (1) from $16.24   
Sending request ...

Overview


A passionate, intelligent exposé of the restaurant business, from the world’s first restaurant after the French Revolution to today’s most fashionable tables.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611451788
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Trevor White has worked as a restaurant critic in Dublin, London, and New York. He divides his time among all three cities. He is the Dublin regional editor for Zagat.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


Introduction     xi
Part 1
The Hungry Hooker Why Restaurants Are Brothels for the Mouth     3
The Age of Appetite A Survey of the Way We Eat Today     9
Accounting for Taste The Author Admits His Past     25
Kitchen Con How the Racket Works     41
The Truth about Guidebooks The Author Loses a Job     53
The English Experience On Going to Lunch for London     71
Celebrity Chefs Starring Gordon Ramsay and Conrad Gallagher     91
The Waiting Game Reflections on the Value of Service     101
On Failing to Take Manhattan 1998-2000     109
"Your Table Is Ready" The Four Sweetest Words     125
The Lamppost and the Dog Writing about the Racket     133
Part 2
Silly Season in the Wilderness Food, Politics, and Morgan Spurlock     145
In Defense of Expensive Restaurants The Author Puts On Weight     165
Sex and the Single Waitress Meeting Mr. Kitchen Confidential     173
The Critic on Trial: Part I The Prosecution     189
The Critic on Trial: Part II The Defense     197
Good Food, Good Life On Demolishing the Bad     205
Epilogue     213
Acknowledgments     215
Bibliography     217
Index     221
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)