Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain was an American chef, author, and television personality. He became widely known for his 2000 book 'Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly', which is a memoir of his experiences in the restaurant industry. Bourdain's candid and often humorous commentary on food and culture led him to host several popular travel and food shows, including 'A Cook's Tour', 'Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations', and 'Parts Unknown'. His work was characterized by a deep appreciation for international cuisine and a respect for the people and traditions behind it. Bourdain's influence extended beyond the kitchen as he became a respected cultural commentator and advocate for global understanding through food. Sadly, he passed away in June 2018.


This list of books are ONLY the books that have been ranked on the lists that are aggregated on this site. This is not a comprehensive list of all books by this author.

  1. 1. Kitchen Confidential

    The book is an insider's account of the culinary world, revealing the harsh realities of restaurant kitchens. The author, a professional chef, shares his personal experiences, the good and the bad, in a brutally honest and witty manner. He provides an unvarnished look at the industry, from the chaotic kitchen environment and the high-pressure service, to the eccentric characters he has worked with. The book also includes his reflections on food culture, cooking techniques, and his own journey in the culinary field.