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Down And Out In Padstow And London

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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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Jonathan
Mar 29, 2013 rated it liked it
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.
Bethia
Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
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.
Laura Kemp
Oct 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
For anyone who has dreams of cheffing, this will put them right off. Funny anti-hero reveals what kitchens are really like.
Derek Rudge
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.
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Oct 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.

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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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