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Generations of chefs are familiar with his writing and some even credit his descriptions of the kitchen as the driving force for them to pursue this line of work.  Most notably, “kitchen confidential” gave an unfiltered look into the debauchery and drudgery associated with a life committed to cooking professionally.  To be heralded as such a pivoting point in literature to launch so many careers in the world of culinary arts is a testament to just how fucked up we as Chefs really are.

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