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The devil in the kitchen : the autobiography

By: Steen, James White, Marco Pierre

0752881612 / 9780752881614
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20 cm xx, 309 p. : ill.
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Reprint. Originally published: as White slave. 2006.
Updated for the paperback and published to coincide with Marco Pierre White on "Hell's Kitchen". Marco Pierre White has had the most colourful and extreme career of any top chef, all vividly told in this remarkable account of his life. Revealing stories of those he has worked with, including Gordon Ramsay, Heston Blumenthal, Raymond Blanc, Albert Roux and Nico Ladenis. Like Kitchen Confidential, it gives a superb insight into the business of running a top restaurant, and the high octane lifestyle. 'Marco Pierre White is the man who put rock 'n' roll into cooking. He made it sexy. He made it co

When Marco Pierre White's mother died when he was just six years old, it transformed his life.

Soon, his father was urging him to earn his own keep and by sixteen he was working in his first restaurant.

White went on to learn from some of the best chefs in the country, such as Albert Roux, Raymond Blanc and Pierre Koffmann.

He survived the intense pressure of hundred-hour weeks in the heat of the kitchen, developed his own style, and then struck out on his own.

At Harveys in Wandsworth, which he opened in 1987, he developed a reputation as a stunning cook and a rock 'n' roll sex god of the kitchen.

But he was also a man who might throw you out of his restaurant, and his temper was legendary, as younger chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal would find out when they worked for him.

He eventually opened several more restaurants, won every honour going and then realised that it still wasn't enough. Here Marco takes the reader right into the heat of the kitchen with a sharp-edged wit and a sizzling pace that will fascinate anyone brave enough to open the pages of this book and enter his domain.


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