Sunday, May 15, 2016

Eric Ripert's six favorite books

Eric Ripert is the James Beard Award–winning chef at New York's Le Bernardin and the host of the PBS TV series Avec Eric. His new memoir is 32 Yolks.

One of his six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain.

Kitchen Confidential was the first book I ever read in English. I love that Tony's world in the kitchen was filled with pirate-like renegades when mine was peopled with regimented professionals. How eye-opening and entertaining to read about the other side!
Read about the other entries on the list.

Kitchen Confidential is among Ryan Stradel's ten top books about food, 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.

--Marshal Zeringue