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Raw Antony Worrall Thompson

Raw By Anton Thompson

Raw by Antony Worrall Thompson


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Summary

The autobiography of one of Britain's celebrity chefs, revealing the man behind the recipes and lifting the lid on the bizarre world of the food mafia. With no formal training as a chef, his rise to fame involved Essex gangsters, back room brawls and some triple Michelin-starred scandals.

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Raw by Antony Worrall Thompson

This is the autobiography of Britain's best-loved celebrity chef, revealing the man behind the recipes and lifting the lid on the bizarre world of the food mafia. Antony Worral Thompson's success has not been easily won. After an extraordinary and difficult childhood (he ran away from home aged 5), his story nearly came to an abrupt halt at 16, when a rugby accident left him horribly disfigured - and enormously insecure. Pioneering surgery saved the day and Worral Thompson found his feet as a chef, eventually helping to set up the Menage a Trois restaurant chain in 1981. Meanwhile his tempestuous love life was developing apace and his flamboyant style as restaurateur was making waves in the culinary establishment. Eventually came his big break into television and he's never looked back. With no formal training as a chef, Worral Thompson's rise to fame was unconventional to say the least, involving as it did Essex gangsters, back room brawls and some triple Michelin-starred scandals.

Raw Reviews

Worrall Thompson's searing autobiography is likely to cause as much of a stir in the sedate world of haute cuisine as Anthony Bourdain's bestsellers. This is an unflinching story of triumph over adversity on the road to culinary stardom. Sent to boarding school when he was just three, shortly after his parents split up (he didn't see his father for the next 18 years), Worrall Thompson was sexually and physically abused throughout his childhood. He was a rebellious child and frequently in trouble at school. As an adult, Worrall Thompson quickly made his mark as a chef. His flamboyant style as a restaurateur quickly brought him to the attention of cookery's cognoscenti. Raw is a caustic story of food, sex and ambition, and an insight into the world of a controversial and talented chef.

About Antony Worrall Thompson

Antony Worrall Thomson appears regularly on BBC 1's Ready, Steady, Cook and is the resident chef on Food and Drink on BBC 2. As well as numerous appearances on Radio 4, Antony also writes a weekly column for the Sunday Express magazine and a monthly article for the Grocer. His previous books include The ABC of AWT and Supernosh.

Additional information

GOR001538682
9780593049273
0593049276
Raw by Antony Worrall Thompson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2003-09-15
400
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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