David Sas Sas from Hamlin, WV, USA
this was my favorite Roald Dahl book....I really need to read it again
If you like sensitive cuisine or if you've ever had a fascination with sharp knives, you'll love Anthony Bourdain's hypermasculine, often hilarious non-fiction account of his pilgrimage boiling in the kitchens of various New York City restaurants—a raucus pilgrimage he likens to being a member of a raider crew. The veneer picture itself—an unsmiling Bourdain inordinate out in his cuisinier's whites, casually holding what appears to be a large machete—speaks volumes about the book's sensitivity. Kitchen Arcane was first hailed as a gritty tell-all about the unsavory practices of the restaurant commerce, and it's true that Bourdain doesn't pull any punches, but what comes across most of all is the author's fervor for good bread honestly prepared. I loved every beep.