Author(s): Marco Pierre White
The long-awaited autobiography of the archetypal kitchen bad boy - Marco Pierre White
Updated for the paperback and published to coincide with Marco Pierre White on "Hell's Kitchen". Marco Pierre White has had the most colourful and extreme career of any top chef, all vividly told in this remarkable account of his life. Revealing stories of those he has worked with, including Gordon Ramsay, Heston Blumenthal, Raymond Blanc, Albert Roux and Nico Ladenis. Like Kitchen Confidential, it gives a superb insight into the business of running a top restaurant, and the high octane lifestyle. 'Marco Pierre White is the man who put rock 'n' roll into cooking. He made it sexy. He made it cool to cook. He had that rock star lifestyle and didn't give a flying f*** what anyone thought of him. We all wanted to be like him' Heston Blumenthal. 'A tale of violence, genius and sex among the pans' Scotsman. 'The terror of the kitchen serves up an autobiography as dramatically confected as a dish in any Michelin-starred restaurant' Times. 'Utterly unputdownable' Glamour.
"This book should serve as a primer to young men on the make" GUARDIAN
Marco Pierre White was born in Leeds and learnt his trade at the Box Tree in Ilkley, Le Gavroche, Tante Claire and Le Manoir. He opened his first restaurant, Harveys, in 1987, and was the first British chef to win three Michelin stars at Hyde Park Hotel. At 38, he retired from the kitchen and began to build a career as a hugely successful businessman.