Valerie’s review of Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
> Likes and Comments
(showing 1-7 of 7)
post a comment »
Jul 01, 2008 08:33PM
Good review, Val! Watching the show after reading
is kind of fun because he cross-references back and forth a lot. Don't forget, by the way, the new season starts next week...
Jul 01, 2008 09:03PM
I don't get to watch
as much as I'd like, but I'll definitely try to keep up with the new episodes. Thanks for the heads-up!
(last edited Jul 02, 2008 06:41AM)
Jul 02, 2008 06:35AM
I wish I could cook.. :(
Great review, Val!
Jul 06, 2008 06:46AM
I'm not a home chef. As I like to say, I can fuck up spaghetti. So I wasn't really into the section where he talks about "must haves" for the home kitchen either, just for different reasons.
I picked up the book not b/c I'm a foodie so much as I really like Bourdain. I, too, like his writing style and enjoyed the personal parts best. And you're right about the timing w/ the book. I read it this year and thanks to the popularity of cooking shows and celebrity chefs the whole shock value/expose thing was pretty much nil.
I also read it right after I read
Devil In The Kitchen
by Marco Pierre White, and his experience makes Bourdain look like a line cook at Houston's, so I was kind of underwhelmed by his achievements, and skeptical of his authority.
That being said. It's a good read. Bourdain can really write, and I like his p.o.v.--
I'll shut up now, but first let me say great review!
Jul 06, 2008 07:26AM
Thanks, Shelly. Would you recommend
Devil in the Kitchen
? I've never heard of that...
Jul 06, 2008 09:00AM
I would recommend it, yes. I read it for a book club I'm in and although I enjoyed it, a few of the girls thought Marco was an ego-maniacal a-hole.
But bravado doesn't bother me if it can be backed up.
It was less food and more drama than KC, maybe that's why I liked it so much.
There's a cooking show on BBC called "Last Restaurant Standing," and I think White is going to host the American version coming soon to Bravo or NBC (?). He's a character, you should check him out.
Books Ring Mah Bell
Jul 20, 2008 09:15PM
excellent review, Valerie!
back to top
post a comment »
Add a reference:
Search for a book to add a reference
Flagging a post will send it to the Goodreads Customer Care team for review. We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards. Only flag comments that clearly need our attention. As a general rule we do not censor any content on the site. The only content we will consider removing is spam, slanderous attacks on other members, or extremely offensive content (eg. pornography, pro-Nazi, child abuse, etc). We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book.
© 2016 Goodreads Inc
authors & advertisers blog
Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.