October 6, 2008

Ingredients for Cooking Monkey Business

Food + girls + the trade... that's KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL!

If you think food and humor goes best together, then you should watch Kitchen Confidential, an appetizing sitcom surely to make you laugh and go hungry from the 'cooking styles' of the people behind the gourmet foods!

This TV series released way back in 2005 (which i only got to watch through DVD this 2007), is the story of Jack Bourdain, a once famous chef who hits rock bottom for his simply 'unprofessional side-lines' including girld, drugs and that excessive lifestyle... BUT skills are skills, and so Jack is offered an opportunity to get back in the game as head chef at a top New York restaurant. There's just one problem: the owner gives Jack a mere 48 hours to fully staff his kitchen and prepare to dazzle over 300 customers - including the most evaluating food critics of NY. Starring Bradley Cooper as Jack Bourdain, Nicholas Brendon as Seth, John Daley as the bullied chef-wanna-be, Jaime King as Tanya... "the Blonde" waitress, and many more casts who complete the fun.

Kitchen Confidential was actually based on the serious novel nonfiction by American chef, Anthony Bourdain. I haven't read the book yet, but you can know more details about it with the help of wiki's article here!

Ironically, the series made me awfully sad after learning that it has only 1 season equivalent to 13 episodes! :( I don't know why the production stopped but I do hope to watch more of the chef's monkey business (which i think also happens in real life... Hey, Chefs have their own lives outside the stove too yah know! XP).

Unwind and let the chefs cook up their own punchlines in this "must-watch" sitcom! Hope you don't have a hard time finding a DVD or torrent file of this though. *Cough--QUIAPO--cough!* XD

1 Comment:

PJ Punla AKA Nine Moons said...

just FYI from a devoted Anthony Bourdain junkie: Kitchen Confidential isn't a novel at all. It's a nonfiction account of how he got into the chef business, documenting all the wild, wacky, and outright stupid things he did along the way.

KC was the first of his nonfiction works, and opened the way for the book / food and travel shows A Cook's Tour and No Reservations.

he's a great guy to read, and I aspire to that....