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Kitchens : the culture of restaurant work

Author: Gary Alan Fine
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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'Kitchens' takes the reader into the robust, overheated, backstage world of the contemporary restaurant. In this portrait of the real lives of kitchen workers, the author brings their experiences, challenges, and satisfactions to life.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Alan Fine
ISBN: 9780520257924 0520257928 9780520200784 0520200780
OCLC Number: 312441629
Notes: Previous edition: 1996.
Description: xxiii, 303 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Living the kitchen life --
Cooks' time : temporal demands and the experience of work --
The kitchen as place and space --
The commonwealth of cuisine --
The economical cook : organization as a business --
Aesthetic constraints --
The aesthetics of kitchen discourse --
The organization and aesthetics of culinary life.
Responsibility: Gary Alan Fine.

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"Oozes with first-hand accounts of pranks and mishaps... Fine's book entertains as it enlightens." North By Northwestern

 
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