The Devil in the Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness and the Making of a Great Chef by Marco Pierre White

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The Devil in the Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness and the Making of a Great Chef bu Marco Pierre White & James Steen

8vo. pp. 244. 16 pages of b/w illustrations. index. hardcover. dw. (fine condition). [New York]: Bloomsbury, [2007].

First U.S. Edition.

ISBN-10: 1596913614 / ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1596913615 


An exhilarating memoir from the legendary Godfather of Bad Boy cooking and a thrilling look behind the doors of a 3-star kitchen.

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 raucous 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 humour, 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.