The Devil in the Kitchen
Sex, Pain, Madness, and the Making of a Great Chef
Marco Pierre White
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Without question, the original rock-star chef is Marco Pierre White. Anyone with even a passing interest in the food world knows White is a legend. The first British chef (and the youngest chef anywhere) to win three Michelin stars - and also the only chef ever to give them all back - is 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. In The Devil in the Kitchen White tells the story behind his ascent from working-class roots to culinary greatness, leaving no dish unserved as he relays raucus and revealing tales featuring some of the biggest names in the food world and beyond, including: Mario Batali, Gordon Ramsay, Albert Roux, Raymond Blanc, Michael Caine, Damien Hirst, and even Prince Charles. With candid honesty and wicked humor, he gives us insight into what it takes to become a great chef, what it's like to run a 3-star kitchen, and why sometimes you really do need to throw a cheese plate at the wall.
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As a chef I find this book very relative to the frustrations a real chef experiences. Chef White is a monster, but you know your place and follow his lead. His accomplishments were a benchmark to modern British fine dining experiences. And those who were mentored by him have become a reflection of his excellence. A great read for inspiring chefs and restaurateurs.
A glimpse into the crazy professional kitchen world!
I have picked up many books only to come across them months later unfinished. I can happily say this one did not fall in that category. Appreciate the stories Marco!
A great book!
- Category: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
- Published: Aug 10, 2010
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
- Seller: Isolation Network, Inc. (INgrooves a.k.a. INscribe)
- Print Length: 272 Pages
- Language: English