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This article is about the book. For the former television series based on it, see Kitchen Confidential (TV series) below.
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Author(s) Anthony Bourdain
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Memoir
Publisher Bloomsbury
Publication date August, 2000
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 320 pp
ISBN ISBN 0-747-55072-7
Followed by A Cook's Tour
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly is a New York Times bestselling non-fiction book written by American chef Anthony Bourdain.

The book, released in 2000, is both Bourdain's professional story and a behind-the-scenes look at restaurant kitchen. The book is known for its treatment of the professional culinary industry. The commercial kitchen is described as an intense, unpleasant and sometimes hazardous place of work staffed by what he describes as misfits. Bourdain believes it's no place for hobbyists and all those entering this industry will run away screaming if they lack a masochistic, irrational dedication to cooking.

The book alternates between a confessional narrative and an industry commentary, providing insightful and humorous anecdotes on the cooking trade. Bourdain details some of his personal misdeeds and weaknesses, including drug use and excessive lifestyle. He explains how restaurants function economically and the various restaurateur's tricks of which consumers should be aware. For example, he advises customers to avoid ordering fish on a Monday as the fish for Monday would be likely a remnant from the weekend or earlier. He also suggests avoiding beef well done: the meat is more likely to be from less-than-best grade as the substandard flavor would be masked in overcooking.

The book was well received critically and created a large public following. Bourdain consequently became a celebrity, even though, ironically, he is known for his put-downs of many so-called "celebrity chefs".

A follow-up book, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook, was published in 2010.

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Kitchen Confidential (TV series)

Genre Sitcom
Created by David Hemingson
Starring Bradley Cooper
Nicholas Brendon
John Francis Daley
Jaime King
Bonnie Somerville
Owain Yeoman
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s) David Hemingson
Jim Rosenthal
Darren Star
Running time 22 minutes
Distributor 20th Television
Original channel Fox
Original run 02011-09-19 September 19 – December 5, 2005 (2005-12-05)
Kitchen Confidential is an American television sitcom that debuted on September 19, 2005 on the Fox network, based on Anthony Bourdain's New York Times bestselling book, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. Bradley Cooper played the Anthony Bourdain-inspired lead character, Jack Bourdain.

After the show's first three episodes aired on Fox, the show was put on hiatus due to Fox's coverage of the Major League Baseball playoffs. In November 2005, Fox announced the show would not air during sweeps and that only 13 episodes would be produced as it was only averaging 4 million viewers.[1] The show returned on December 5, 2005, with its fourth episode, though only received 3.38 million viewers. Four days later, Fox announced that they canceled the series.[2] Currently all 13 episodes are available via Hulu and a complete series DVD collection has been released.
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