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Kitchen Confidential

By Anthony, Bourdain




A New York City chef who is also a novelist recounts his experiences in the restaurant business, and exposes abuses of power, sexual promiscuity, drug use, and other secrets of life behind kitchen doors. 

Published in 2000 by Bloomsbury, Kitchen Confidential was Bourdain’s memoir and behind-the-scenes look at restaurant kitchens, a follow-up to his popular and shocking article published the April 19th 1999 edition of The New Yorker titled "Don't Eat Before Reading This." 

The book is both a personal confessional, including stories of Bourdain’s misdeeds and weaknesses, including his drug use, and an industry commentary, divulging money-saving secrets of restaurants and things for consumers to avoid. Bourdain called the book "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine."


Anthony Bourdain is the author of multiple books about cooking and food including the follow-up to Kitchen Confidential  -

First edition identification and notes

The first edition was published in 2000 by Bloomsbury. 


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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Anthony Bourdain

Bloomsbury USA, 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-/Very Good-. Signed and inscribed by Anthony Bourdain on title page. Likely an early signature, Bourdain signed using a pen rather than a black marker, which became common practice for him later on. It also looks as though Bourdain misspelled one of the inscribed names and then used some white out to correct. First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. Published in 2000 by Bloomsbury. Hardcover in jacket, price intact on jacket flap. Some soiling and stains to page edges, a few periodic light stains in margins. Text is unmarked. Binding strong, spine cocked. Moderate reading wear. Very good minus. Jacket now in fresh Mylar. Kitchen Confidential is Bourdain's breakout book and perhaps his most well known. First editions, especially those in signed form, are very rare and hard to find. Additional photos available upon request.

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Kitchen Confidential

Bourdain, Anthony

1st ED/later run; hardcover+ dust jacket, not clipped, signed with drawing by Anthony Bourdain; obtained in person; clean tight copy; no marks or dents; ships with care.

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Bourdain, Anthony

1st ED/3rd hardcover+ dust jacket not clipped, near mint condition, small nic bottom spine, no marks; ships with care.

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Kitchen Confidential

Bourdain, Anthony

SIGNED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN. NEAT CLEAN TIGHT NO MARKS, SHIPS WITH CARE.

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Kitchen Confidential

Anthony Bourdain

2000-09-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Kitchen Confidential : Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Anthony Bourdain

2000-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Kitchen Confidential

Anthony Bourdain

Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, 2000-08-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Kitchen Confidential

Bourdain, Anthony

SIGNED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN. AS NEW!

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Anthony Bourdain

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Anthony Bourdain

2000-07-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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2005-05-26. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Anthony Bourdain

2005-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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2001-02-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. 0060934913 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . New.

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Kitchen Confidential

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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Paperback. 1408845040 . New. 2012.

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Anthony Bourdain

Harper Perennial, 2001-05-08. 1st Ecco Ed. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Anthony Bourdain

Bloomsbury USA, 2000-05-22. 1. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Anthony Bourdain

2000-05-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Bourdain, Anthony

Bloomsbury USA. Hardcover. 158234082X Has moderate shelf and/or corner wear. Great used condition. Has slight water damage that does not affect readability of the book. Over 1,000,000 satisfied customers since 1997! We ship daily M-F. Choose expedited shipping (if available) for much faster delivery. Delivery confirmation on all US orders. . Very Good. 2000-05-22.

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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Bourdain, Anthony

Ecco, 2001. First paperback edition. Softcover. Very Good +. A bright square copy with no flaws, uncreased and unmarked. Stated first Ecco edition, small 8vo, bookseller #003680.

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Anthony Bourdain

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013. Paperback. New. SKU: MM-80138832; EAN: 9781408845042

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Anthony Bourdain

Bloomsbury USA, 2000-05-22. Hardcover. Good.

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Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, 2000-08. Hardcover. Good.

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Anthony Bourdain

Bloomsbury USA. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Anthony Bourdain

Bloomsbury Books. Paperback. Good.

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KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL : INSIDERS ED

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BLOOMSBURY. PAPERBACK. New . New Book. Shipped via DHL/FEDEX with tracking ID.

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Kitchen Confidential: Insider's Edition

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Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain - Kitchen Confidential - Paperback. Book. BRAND NEW.

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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (revised)

Bourdain, Anthony

Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. 2007. . NEW.

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ANTHONY BOURDAIN

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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. PAPERBACK. 1408845040 Item in good condition and has highlighting/writing on text. Used texts may not contain supplemental items such as CDs, info-trac etc... . Good.

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Kitchen Confidential

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Kitchen Confidential

Anthony Bourdain

Paperback. New. After twenty-five years of 'sex, drugs, bad behaviour and haute cuisine', chef and novelist Anthony Bourdain has decided to tell all. From his first oyster in the Gironde to his lowly position as a dishwasher in a honky-tonk fish restaurant in Provincetown; from the kitchen of the Rainbow Room atop

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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Anthony Bourdain

Harper Perennial, 2001-05-01. Paperback. Good.

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Kitchen Confidential: updated with insights, interviews, etc.: adventures in the culinary underbelly

Bourdain, Anthony

NY: Harper Perennial. VG PB. (2001). Updated ed. Real delights of being a chef from Rockefeller Center to drug dealers in the East Village, from Tokyo to Paris, passionate, . unpredictable. .

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Kitchen Confidential

Bourdain, Anthony

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2000. A very good to fine trade paperback. . Trade Paperback. Very Good to Fine.

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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Bourdain, Anthony

A deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a quarter-century of drugs, sex, and haute cuisine—now with all-new, never-before-published material.

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