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Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert, and Gabrielle Hamilton on 'How I Learned to Cook'

Narrated by: Michael Ruhlman
Length: 1 hr and 25 mins

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Anthony Bourdain, Gabrielle Hamilton, and Eric Ripert are all well established, accomplished chefs. Here, they share their early cooking experiences, what influenced their cooking styles, and what made them want to be chefs forever.

Bourdain is the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles, the author of the best-selling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, and the host of the popular Food Network series, A Cook's Tour. Panelist Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef and owner of Prune, and Eric Ripert is the chef at Le Bernardin, both New York City culinary landmarks. Moderator Michael Ruhlman is a journalist and author of The Soul of a Chef and The Making of a Chef.

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Food connoisseurs, junkies, and interested generalists, this is the conversation for you. Food journalist and author Michael Ruhlman moderates a conversation at New York’s famed 92nd Street Y venue with leading chefs Anthony Bourdain, Gabrielle Hamilton, and Eric Ripert, true restaurant legends.

The chefs discuss their formative years in the restaurant business. Sit back and enjoy Bourdain’s familiar, smoky voice as he describes entering a trade that, at the time, "only attracted losers" and how he found pride for the first time in his life as a dishwasher. Hear Ripert’s account of how a piece of artichoke can bring out the flavor of a fish. This audiobook is best enjoyed over a sauce that nearly broke a cook’s back.

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  • Jose Batlle
  • 11-08-18

Awesome. I really miss Tony.

Great story telling. Great performance by the 3 of them. Keep me company on a 2 hour ride.

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  • Tommy
  • 05-06-13

Not much more than an interview

I did enjoy listening to the stories by the group but I felt like I could have seen the this on PBS.

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  • Kenneth Seyfried
  • 29-06-18

Three Seasoned and vetted chefs being asked what it takes to be a chef

If your interested in being a chef , this will answer questions you might have thought needed to be answered. It will also give you insight into restaurants , and what it takes to be successful . This will not teach you step by step rules to success as a chef. It won’t say study French, Italian, vegan, ect first before moving onto xyz. It will explain what seasoned professionals expect in a chef and someone who wants to be apart of the industry.

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  • Slothflyer
  • 12-08-10

gross noises

Gabrielle Hamilton smacks her lips over and over and over. It ruined this for me.

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  • Courtney
  • 17-04-20

More truth to working in a kitchen which I adore!

Can't go wrong with anything Anthony Bourdain. love the gut-- the way he speaks, what he speaks on, and the honesty

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  • Jason Fossee
  • 12-01-20

Very entertaining

I miss Anthony Bourdain. Funny as hell, really entertaining. Especially the part about Ron Jermey.

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  • Wilhemina Wong
  • 20-12-19

Love it.

Great listen. Nice & short especially good to listen to while driving to an appointment or running errands.

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  • T Soaprano
  • 12-06-19

great podcast

Such a loss, as we have just passed the first anniversary of Anthony's death. What a great sit down and talk about the "life".

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  • Jennifer Dildine
  • 06-04-19

Wonderful funny and insightful interview

All three chefs had witty insights into the restaurant business and great advice for young culinary students

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  • Rocky Sunico
  • 14-12-18

A Fun Talk

This recorded panel of several chefs does make for an enlightening listening experience, albeit a brief one. Admittedly I purchased this primarily for Anthony Bourdain's participation but everyone really had great things to share about the industry.

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  • Peter Hennings
  • 20-02-19

I ordered Kitchen Confidential and got this

I ordered Kitchen Confidential and got this, not happy wanted a book not a podcast