Those of you who might be expecting these pages to contain yet another famous batch of recipes à la Tante Marie, are advised to look a bit closer.
This odyssey traverses just over 39 & 1/2 years; also 41 kitchens, eight countries, four islands; concocting an astronomical amount of gastronomic tricolore grub along the way, for the voracious, famished millions - usually unknown and unseen, and variously referred to as customers, guzzlers and professional ball-breakers. That’s between 85 and 104 h /week in those f*****g kitchens.
Cooking school @16, Head Chef at 18, then hello Cuisines de m*rde: French restaurants in Cannes, Brittany, Provence, Switzerland, French & Dutch Caribbean, Cape Cod, Washington DC, London, Paris. Thank god for those yummy girls, the chef’s favourite dish.
(2nd book under construction: 25 years as Personal Chef to Saudi Prince, Mick Jagger, obscenely wealthy businessmen, Lords & Ladies, etc.)
5.0 out of 5 stars A rarity. An autobiography written from the heart By bookish on 9 Jan. 2014 Format: Kindle Edition.I was given this book as a present for Xmas. Couldn't put it down. This is by a guy i don't know but his style is fantastic. Fresh ,blunt ,sparky and funnnnnnny. You will laugh and laugh. Want a description of the book? Try same sh.t ,different location or kitchen de merde.Get this book!
©∂enisßourg.2009 le chef is seriously pissed off
* L’Orée du Bois. Vittel. Vosges. FRANCE
* Restaurant des Négociants: Lamastre. Ardèche. FRANCE
* Hôtel-Restaurants Beaulac. Neuchatel. SUISSE
* Le Relais Des Sources. Vittel. FRANCE
* Chez Frédéric: Saint-Honorat. Cannes. FRANCE
* La Grenouille. St Martin. FRENCH/DUTCH WEST INDIES
* Manchebo Beach Hotel. Aruba. DUTCH WEST INDIES
* Hotel-Restaurant Continental. Vittel. FRANCE
* UFOVAL Vosges. Le Haut du Tôt. FRANCE
* UFOVAL Bretagne. Kergaher. FRANCE
* La Grenouille. Saint Martin. WEST INDIES
* New Seabury Country Club. Mashpee. Mass. USA
* Alexandra’s Inn Restaurant. Cape Cod. Mass. USA
* Café Sorbet Restaurant. Washington DC. USA
* Chez Jean-Pierre: 1*Michelin. Washington DC. USA
* Bagatelle. Kings Road. Londres. UK
* Le Cellier du Midi. Hampstead. Londres. UK