Sous chef Tommy just wants to perfect his sea food chowder. But his kitchen is being used for more than food preparation - with his mobster relatives finding imaginative applications for a meat clever you won't find in a cookery book. In a novel that deliciously blends The Sopranos and Kitchen Confidential, Bourdain tosses in a chef with a smack habit, a restaurant owner being set up by the FBI and a cast of colourful Mafiosi. It's a concoction that makes for a succulent and satisfying read.
Anthony Bourdain was born in New York City in 1956, studied at Vassar College, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. He has plied his profession as a chef on both sides of the Atlantic for twenty-five years. Now married and a resident of New York City, Anthony Bourdain is the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles.