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BOURDAIN, Anthony.

Kitchen Confidential.

Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.

New York and London: Bloomsbury, USA, 2000 Stock Code: 145247
£500.00
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"Escoffier on speed"

First edition, first impression and uncommon thus, particularly in anything like collectable condition, presumably the consequence of a short initial print-run, followed by readings, loanings and re-readings. A modern culinary classic: "There are extraordinary passages here, written with clarity and a clear-eyed wit to put the professional food writing fraternity to shame. His account of a day in the life of a chef is a tour de force... In short Bourdain has written a bouillabaisse of a book. Which is to say it's a classic, and a ripe one at that. There are very few books which all professional cooks should read but this is one. To Escoffier and Larousse may now be added the name Bourdain" (Jay Rayner reviewing in The Guardian, 13 August 2000).

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Description

Octavo. Original black boards lettered on the spine in red. With dust jacket.

Condition

Jacket a little rubbed, bumped at corners and head and tail of the spine, short split to the lower panel of the jacket, repaired verso with archival tape, remains a very good copy.

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