THE DEVIL IN THE KITCHEN
BY MARCO PIERRE WHITE
I highly recommend this autobiographical account of one of the world's most influential and successful chefs. Marco Pierre White, the youngest and first British chef to ever win three Michelin stars, recounts his journey as a chef. From beginning outside London and being influenced by both his mother and father's cooking to becoming a rockstar chef, this book is detailed in unimaginable ways. I was continually impressed by the detail with which White described almost every dish he had ever made, and the extreme thoroughness that went into his recipes and restaurants. White's writing is biting, thoughtful, and honest. He portrays himself accurately, always including his severe tactics that made him a "devil in the kitchen." This in an interesting piece of nonfiction, and the recipes included at the end are fascinating, but also prove that not everyone can be the cook White is.