Chef and globetrotting television personality Anthony Bourdain has written some outrageously funny stuff about restaurant kitchens, the day-to-day life of a cook and why you should never order steak well-done. Kitchen Confidential established his reputation as a flamboyant storyteller, slyly self-deprecating and self-aggrandizing in one rakishly charming ride of a book. I think I read it in less than twenty-four hours.
The Nasty Bits, Bourdain's latest collection of kitchen gossip and food travelogue, came out last May, and you can get a copy for absolutely free. Amstel Light and MSN are running a joint promotional offer - click, enter your info, and they'll send you a free copy. Offer is closed to California residents, unfortunately.