Finished listening to Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, by Anthony Bourdain. Anthony is a chef in New York City who has written a couple of fictional stories, and now does an autobiographical “expose” of what goes on behind the kitchen doors. He romanticizes some of his life, but most of it is the down and dirty underbelly of the business – there are some things that take place behind the doors that it is better that you don’t know.
The book gave me a new respect for the folks that work in the industry and a greater appreciation of the food, service, and atmosphere. Whereas “Fast Food Nation” scared me away from eating fast food, this book had a positive influence on me.