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The Devil in the Kitchen: The Autobiography (Paperback)
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The Devil in the Kitchen: The Autobiography (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 22/08/2007
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'Marco Pierre White was the original rock-star chef - the guy who all of us wanted to be... He made history.' - Anthony Bourdain

The long-awaited autobiography of the archetypal kitchen bad boy - Marco Pierre White

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.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780752881614
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 235 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 21 mm

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“Good Book”

Very interesting to read his story from humble beginnings. If I had one critcism I would say the book leaves you wanting to know more!

Paperback edition
14th October 2011
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“The Devil in the Kitchen”

Very well written autobiography, lets you in on information about the culinary world and also informs you about such a successful and influential chef.Don't think I will read another book like this in some time.

Paperback edition
29th May 2009
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“The Devil in the Kitchen”

This book is one of the greatest books i have read once i would pick it up of a night i would not put it down for hours really is a 5 star read

Paperback edition
22nd January 2008
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