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The Devil in the Kitchen: The Autobiography

Marco Pierre White, James Steen

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Biography: general, Autobiography: business & industry, Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Prose: non-fiction

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 on the best chefs in the country.

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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Praise for The Devil in the Kitchen: The Autobiography

  • This book should serve as a primer to young men on the make

  • This book should serve as a primer to young men on the make - GUARDIAN

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