Renowned chef, writer, and television personality Anthony Bourdain made a living off telling (sometimes blunt) truths about the culinary world. Now you can get the updated and revised version of his most important work, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, for 47 percent off on Amazon.

The book, birthed from his notorious New Yorker essay “Don't Eat Before Reading This,” was a hit when it was released in 2000. Then mostly unknown, Bourdain and his sometimes grotesque tales of the goings-on in high-end kitchens struck a chord with readers interested in the restaurant world, and it went on to sell more than 1 million copies and topped plenty of bestseller lists. Afterward, Bourdain's persona as an acerbic, poignantly honest chef was set, and he'd expand his media presence into multiple TV shows (the most famous being CNN's Parts Unknown) and even more books and essays. Though it lists real criticisms of the restaurant industry and its practices, the book shows a deep love and appreciation for great food and cooking.

At times humorous, at times shocking, but never boring, Kitchen Confidential is essential reading for anyone looking to learn more about Bourdain and his life. You can find it on Amazon right now for $9.

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