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Anthony Bourdain (2000)
In wonderfully salty prose Bourdain describes how he came to find himself working in the netherworld of the restaurant kitchen, a space populated by deviants and borderline lunatics with no time for niceties. Required reading for anyone who eats out.
Kitchen Confidential is among Grub Street's top 25 food memoirs of all time, the Guardian's top ten food books of the last decade, David Kamp's six books notable for their food prose, Trevor White's ten notable books about dining, and Laura Lippman's top ten memorable memoirs.