Saturday, November 12, 2011

An Honest Read

If you really want to get an honest perspective on what it's like to work in a professional kitchen, I would recommend Anthony Bourdain's book, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. Though it would be nice, I do not receive any money by promoting this book. Not that he needs my endorsement. It's simply a good read.

Tony's brutal honesty about what actually goes on in a restaurant, would be enough to scare away anyone remotely thinking about a career change. It's written with plenty of witty humour and dirty jokes, and I was fascinated with just how universal kitchen culture was. It was as if we, who were all trained in the knife arts, were secretly training to become a band of skilled assassins. At least pathologically. 

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