6 top food memoirs
3. "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly," by Anthony Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain, the archetypal bad boy chef and host of "No Reservations" on the Travel Channel, has written one of the most enthralling food memoirs to date. In Kitchen Confidential Bourdain moves from kitchen to kitchen, exposing what really goes on behind the scenes at haute cuisine establishments. However, this book is just as much about juicy restaurant gossip as it is Bourdain's quest for redemption and to overcome his drug addictions. If you like a dash of grit with your foodie memoirs, this one's for you.