First edition, first printing of Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain.
Octavo, x, 307pp, . Black hardcover, title stamped in red on spine. Stated “First US Edition” on copyright page, with a full number line. Appears unread, a fine example. In the publisher’s near fine dust jacket, $24.95 on front flap, faint shelf wear to back cover, a near fine example. A scarce book to find in this condition.
Chef Anthony Bourdain rose to fame with the publication of this book, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000). This led to television shows on the Food Network and the Travel Channel, including Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover. His last show aired on CNN, called Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Bourdain died in 2018 in France.