2014 World Book Night giveaway on Wednesday


Anthony Bourdain

World Book Night is one of my favorite days of the year.

Kitchen ConfidentialOn Wednesday, I’ll have a box full of free books to hand out at Urban Standard. This year, I’ll have copies of “Kitchen Confidential,” a profound and profane look at the restaurant life by Anthony Bourdain.

I’ve enjoyed his travel shows over the years, though I haven’t caught his current incarnation, “Parts Unknown,” on CNN. Readers will find that this chef/author has a no-nonsense style in sharing his life’s work in restaurants and his love of food.

I’ve never looked at restaurants the same way after reading his autobiography, and I’ve done a hundred published restaurant reviews in my career.

Stop by Urban Standard, 2320 Second Ave. N., downtown Birmingham [map] between 3 and 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Note: Unclaimed books will be donated to the Public Libraries in Jefferson County.

If you’re giving out books on World Book Night, share your info in the comments.

Video: Anthony Bourdain on his book “Kitchen Confidential”


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