Kitchen Con: Writing on the Restaurant Racket.
Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing, 2006. 272 pages. Illustrated. Paperback.
Trevor White grew up in the restaurant business before embarking on a career as a food critic in the great cities of the world. In this bittersweet expose, White reveals how diners are routinely duped, with reference to his own career and to some of the biggest names in the racket. But Kitchen Con is not merely a memoir, or indeed a polemic about culinary egomaniacs. From the world's first restaurant to the most fashionable kitchens in London, Paris and New York today, this radical critique of restaurant culture redefines the dining room as a place in which humans should be greatly satisfied, rather than an artist's studio. Fearless, funny and thoughtful, Kitchen Con lifts the lid on the culinary cartel, before turning its attention to the greatest con of all. No one is spared in this riveting tale of life at the heart of the restaurant racket. Trevor White was born in Ireland in 1972. Your classic bourgeois loser who happened to be in the right place at the right time. Forrest Gump meets Eddie the Eagle, he parlayed a slight connection with food into a successful career as a restaurant critic in some of the greatest cities in the world, before returning to Dublin, where he now publishes the best-selling guide in the country. This is his first book.
USED. Slight rear cover crease, else a very good copy.
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