One of his ten top books about food, as shared at the Guardian:
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony BourdainRead about the other entries on the list.
“Good food is very often, even most often, simple food.”
At the time Bourdain’s first book came out, I don’t recall there being anything quite like it. His cynical, brash, and detailed look at the demanding milieu of restaurant kitchens and his often reckless and indulgent rise through the ranks is entertaining and revealing. For good reason, it helped make him a superstar. An essential title in contemporary food writing.
Kitchen Confidential is among the Telegraph's list of the ten best food and drink books of all time, 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.