The Devil in the Kitchen

The Devil in the Kitchen

Sex, Pain, Madness, and the Making of A Great Chef

Book - 2007
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In the UK, White's brilliant cooking and high-wattage antics have made him a legend: the first British chef (and the youngest chef anywhere) to win three Michelin stars, a chain-smoking, pot-throwing, multiply married culinary genius whose fierce devotion to food and restaurants has been the only constant in a life of tabloid-ready turmoil. Here, he tells the story of his life in food, spanning his apprenticeship with Albert and Michel Roux, his wild years in the bacchanal of 1980s Chelsea, his ferocious pursuit of the highest Michelin rating, and his "retirement career" as a hugely successful restaurateur. With cameos from the likes of Michael Caine, Madonna, and Damien Hirst, The Devil in the Kitchen leaves no dish unserved, relating the backroom antics, the blood feuds, and the passion for great food that have driven London's greatest restaurants for decades.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury ; [New York?] : Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2007
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781596913615
1596913614
Characteristics: 244 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Steen, James

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scottekarate
Jan 05, 2012

I'm sooo glad I read this before pursuing a career as a chef. That is a job that not everyone can do and those chefs who are great at their job, suffer even more. This was an eye opener. And a good read too. There are even a couple of stores about Gordan Ramsey that I found amusing.

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handsomerob5600
Feb 23, 2011

For an autobiography of a culinary madman, pretty good.

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