Don’t Eat Before Reading This

A pre-Kitchen Confidential Anthony Bourdain starts spilling the secrets of restaurant chefs.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Apr 19, 1999
Length: 10 minutes (2,624 words)

So You Wanna Be a Chef

I am frequently asked by aspiring chefs, dreamers young and old, attracted by the lure of slowly melting shallots and caramelizing pork belly, or delusions of Food Network stardom, if they should go to culinary school. I usually give a long, thoughtful, and qualified answer. But the short answer is “no.”

Source: Michael Ruhlman
Published: Sep 20, 2010
Length: 13 minutes (3,400 words)