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anthony bourdain lib AP Anthony Bourdain's no-holds-barred account of life in American kitchens is both a memoir and an insider's guide to the tricks of the trade.

Anyone who loves food will love one of these books, chosen by Samuel Muston as The Ten Best Food Memoirs ever:

1. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, Bloomsbury: Bourdain’s no-holds-barred account of life in American kitchens is both a memoir and an insider’s guide to the tricks of the trade.

2. Love In A Dish And Other Pieces by MFK Fisher, penguin.co.uk: Combines recipes with anecdotes about lunches had and wines drunk. A book as well-crafted as the patisserie she loved.

3. Climbing The Mango Trees by Madhur Jaffrey, bradburypublishing.co.uk: Jaffrey is Britain’s most highly regarded Indian cookery writer. Her life in food began in the days of the raj in Delhi.

4. Between Meals by AJ Liebling, amazon.co.uk: The New Yorker writer’s memoir charts an amusing culinary coming-of-age in the Paris of the 1920s, where he spent a good deal of his family money on food and wine.

5. J’aime New York by Alain Ducasse, hardiegrant.co.uk: Not a memoir in the traditional sense, rather it recounts the 156 restaurants he has frequented since his first time in NYC in 1976.

6. Memories Of Gascony by Pierre Koffmann, octopusbooks.co.uk: Koffmann takes us on trip through his childhood in Gascony by giving us the recipes he ate then and still cooks now.

7. Toast by Nigel Slater, harpercollins.co.uk: Each chapter is a bacchanalia of suburban treats as Slater gives us a grand tour of the family’s larder – rice pudding, tinned ham, cream soda and all.

8. Heat by Bill Buford, vintage-books.co.uk: Having previously gone undercover with football hooligans in Among The Thugs, Buford goes under the pan lid as he blags a position in Mario Batali’s staff.

9. A Recipe For Life by Antonio Carluccio, hardiegrant.co.uk: Carluccio remembers the first time his taste buds felt the zing of a well-cooked meal. This is his life… in the kitchen and on TV.

10. My Life In France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme, ducknet.co.uk: Once a brash California girl who didn’t speak one word of French, Child traces her love for French food. – The Independent

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