A Note from the Chef and Food is Good
• Bourdain tells the reader that he wishes to share the true story of living and working in the culinary profession.
• Bourdain's love affair with food began during a family vacation to France in 1966.
• Bourdain and his brother are not allowed to enter a fine dining establishment, which leads Bourdain to realize that food is important.
• Bourdain tries many new foods during his trip to France, including oysters, which he claims changed his life forever.
• Following his trip to France, Bourdain immerses himself in the world of French style cooking.
Food is Sex and Food is Pain
• Bourdain graduates high school in 1973 and attends Vassar College, but is uninterested in his school.
• Bourdain takes a summer job at a summer tourist restaurant and is in awe of the chef and the cooks.
• Bourdain vows that he will go to The...
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