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Down And Out In Padstow And London

3.46 of 5 stars 3.46  ·  rating details  ·  37 ratings  ·  7 reviews
A humorous account of what really happens behind the scenes of both Michelin-starred restaurants and lesser establishments - and the extraordinary, larger-than-life characters who inhabit them. The book begins with Lennie Nash's decision to give up his job as a journalist, aged 40, and a fateful meeting with Rick Stein, when the cheffing door is opened.

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Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published December 23rd 2011 by Alex Watts
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Alan Fricker
Alright really. Mostly makes me want to read Kitchen Confidential again
I wanted to like this more than I did. There are some fun descriptions but not enough meat on the bones of the story. I felt like I'd read the same story before and there's too much tedious description of recipes/chopping techniques without making them actual recipes or instructions.
Jonathan Chan
Sceptical that everything written was true, but well-composed. Could have been presented more enticingly with a recipe format interspersed, since a lot of detail has been put into cooking techniques and such. Nothing ground-breaking but not a bore at all.
Derek Rudge
Very funny read about the horrors and highs of kitchen life. Well-written and sharp, it's a page turner and very difficult to put down. The sequel Down And Out In South East Asia is just as good.
i really enjoyed it. it was kind of revelation for me since i was always curious about what is all about being a chef in this crazy foodie culture in the uk and elsewhere.

Laura Kemp
For anyone who has dreams of cheffing, this will put them right off. Funny anti-hero reveals what kitchens are really like.
Very entertaining little gem - recommended!
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Alex Watts is an author and sometime cook, currently eating and writing his way around SE Asia.

He has written for TV, radio and national newspapers in the UK, America and Australia. He also writes the blog Chef Sandwich - a journal of his food and travel writing.

His first book, Down And Out In Padstow And London, is a humorous account of what really happens behind the scenes of both Michelin-starr
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