A Chef's Christmas

  • by Anthony Bourdain
  • Narrated by Anthony Bourdain
  • 1 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The author of Kitchen Confidential returns with an exclusive short story available only from Random House Audible!Holidays aren't always happy for everyone, especially for the crew at Restaurant Saint Germain. The empty dining room has more waiters than customers, the staff is grumbling about the absence of this year's Christmas bonus, and they may soon have to file a missing persons report for "America's Sexiest Chef." Determined to go down kicking and screaming, two employees come up with a last ditch plan of action with a truly unexpected result. While it's not exactly a White Christmas, the crew of the Saint Germain find out that miracles can happen - even if they are accompanied by the sound of French lounge music.Anthony Bourdain once again brings to light the inner workings of the "culinary underbelly" in his bold reinvention of the traditional Christmas story. At once risqué and charming, A Chef's Christmas is sure to bring holiday cheer to those who make dinner and those who only make reservations.


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Customer Reviews

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Typically gritty & fun

In typical Anthony Bourdain fashion, this is a story told from the gritty perspective of the professional restaurant trade. It's not really new material but a fun adaptation of many of his previous themes and centers around the tricky restaurant season of Christmas. His characters triumph over adversity and rediscover the joy of cooking. This is less of a seasonal Christmas tale and more of an anytime story. It's short and fun and recommended for anyone who is a fan of Bourdain's storytelling talents.
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- Anna

Nice and Short

Really good story, not for kids and typical Bourdain. I am glad I listened to it but I don't think it was worth a credit.
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- Tommy "I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-22-2002
  • Publisher: Random House Audio