200 Kitchens: Confessions of a Nomad cook Paperback – November 5, 2018 by Gawain Barker
THIS IS A BRAND NEW PAPERBACK BOOK
A lot can happen in 200 kitchens. A giant razor-clawed lizard attack. An ecstasy overdose on a busy service. A stripper in the cold-room. Billionaire special forces bodyguards and dish pigs on acid. A twenty-eight-hour day and a hundred- and eight-hour week. Burnt genitalia and the spine nipple. Not to mention a whole lot of love, hate, madness and magic.
Take an insider’s trip through three decades of cooking professionally around the world. From tropical beaches to corporate skyscrapers and the homes of the super-rich. From big food shows, rural vineyards and week-long music festivals to inner-city restaurants and remote resorts – it's all in a day's work for a gypsy-knife-for-hire.
Beyond the food, sex, drugs and laughter, 200 Kitchens is also about the psychology and politics of an industry where permanent physical damage and going insane are very possible. See the serious pain involved in giving serious pleasure.
From a Pacific Islands childhood right through to working with the superstar TV chefs, this true-life story is a celebration of the world's oldest pleasure. It’s a thought-provoking and very funny odyssey about cooking. . . and where it can take you.
Publisher : Independently published (November 5, 2018)