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The Devil in the Kitchen Audiobook

The Devil in the Kitchen: The Autobiography

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Publisher's Summary

When Marco Pierre White's mother died when he was just six years old, it transformed his life. Soon his father was urging him to earn his own keep, and by 16 he was working in his first restaurant. White went on to learn from some of the best chefs in the country, such as Albert Roux, Raymond Blanc and Pierre Koffmann.

He survived the intense pressure of hundred-hour weeks in the heat of the kitchen, developed his own style and then struck out on his own.

At Harveys in Wandsworth, which he opened in 1987, he developed a reputation as a stunning cook and a rock 'n' roll sex god of the kitchen. But he was also a man who might throw you out of his restaurant, and his temper was legendary, as younger chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal would find out when they worked for him.

He eventually opened several more restaurants, won every honour going and then realised that it still wasn't enough.

Here, Marco takes the reader right into the heat of the kitchen with a sharp-edged wit and a sizzling pace that will fascinate anyone brave enough to hit "play" on this book and enter his domain.

©2007 Marco Pierre White (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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    John Hayes 05/10/2015
    John Hayes 05/10/2015 Member Since 2010
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    "He's not the Devil that he makes out he is!"
    What did you like most about The Devil in the Kitchen?

    The honesty, intensity, passion and humour that runs throughout this book...


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Devil in the Kitchen?

    There are several that stand out, but dealing with the great British public was his forte!


    Have you listened to any of Timothy Bentinck’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    At first I was not sure, but he does a very good job, in fact he was really good and his various accents were brilliant...


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, not at all as there was so much going on and I had to re-visit several times


    Any additional comments?

    Marco is a great character, full of energy (Well he was then) with a great sense of fun and humour as well as his determination which was manic.
    If you want to be a good chef kiss goodbye to the family life...
    Looking forward to his new series on TV starting this week 5/10/15...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dean LEICESTER, United Kingdom 22/08/2016
    Dean LEICESTER, United Kingdom 22/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it."

    This book was interesting all the way through and keeps you wanting to listen that bit longer. It also taught me I was frying eggs wrong. Excellent audio book and would strongly reccomend.

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    Gary 11/06/2016
    Gary 11/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Marco"

    If you are interested i n the top flight of gastronmy this is for you. Someone had said the story teller is Marcoesquie and they are 100percent correct. An insight to what made him great, a truely human story.

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    laizydaizy Highlands 30/03/2016
    laizydaizy Highlands 30/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "fantastic"

    I am keeping this could listen again. It was amusing interestofascination insight into Marco. Always a favourite chef of mine and it brought his genius to life. Narrator was excellent and I eventually could picture Marco himself. Surprises throughout. If you like cooking and Marco it's a must read if not I would still rate it as funny and entertaining in many ways

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    Laszlo Vitko 14/03/2016
    Laszlo Vitko 14/03/2016 Member Since 2013
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    Inspiring
    True legend
    Very rare to find anything close to this book.
    Inside information about the real life in the kitchen and what man capable of if really want to go somewhere in this business.
    I'm going to listen again and again till I find better.

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    Joey Ng 23/02/2016
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    "for every chef to read"

    the story of Marco is amazing and as a chef I found every spare moment to keep listening the storyies are awe inspiring and the voice has a great tone with similarity to Marco himself 5* all put loved it

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    Richard 10/01/2016
    Richard 10/01/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "He's no devil"
    What made the experience of listening to The Devil in the Kitchen the most enjoyable?

    I'm interested in the culinary arts and Marco is one of the few real masters of his trade. It was great to hear of his early career and his experiences. They reminded me of my time working in kitchens.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Marco - It's his autobiography afterall :)


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    All of it.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I wouldn't make a film about this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book about a great personality. Captures the kitchen atmosphere brilliantly.
    A little slow at first but stick with it, it comes good.

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    Scott D. 26/11/2015
    Scott D. 26/11/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Iron man"

    This is a fantastic insight to the iron man of the kitchen how he got there to how he finished

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    "great insperation"

    greeat insperation for anybody working in a kitchen or any other foodloving person. recommend it a lot.

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