First edition, first printing printing of the landmark culinary memoir by the late, beloved Anthony Bourdain.
Near fine in near-fine jacket.
"I ate ray in beurre noisette, saucisson à l'ail, tripes, rognons de veau (kidneys), boudin noir that squirted blood down my chin."
Bourdain's flamboyant account of a thrilling, dirty underworld of cooks and restauranteurs fueled by cocaine, nicotine, alcohol, adrenaline, and raw, bloody ambition. Beneath his fondness for shocking phrases and absolute judgments, Bourdain's passion for food extended to passionate respect for the people and cultures that produce it. The author's stylistic flair inspired innumerable would-be chef-rock-star imitators, but his own leather-jacketed outlaw persona was balanced by persistent self-awareness; KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL showcases not only his wit and nerve, but also a good-hearted humor that only grew more kind and humane over the years.
Read more: Helen Rosner, "Anthony Bourdain and the Power of Telling the Truth," THE NEW YORKER, 2018.
(New York): Bloomsbury, (2000). 9'' x 6'' Original black boards with spine lettering stamped in red. In original unclipped ($24.95) photographic dust jacket. x, 308,  pages. Touch of bumping to spine ends, very faint wear to jacket.
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