Kitchens The Culture of Restaurant Work

ISBN-10: 0520257928
ISBN-13: 9780520257924
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Gary Alan Fine
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990

Kitchenstakes us into the robust, overheated, backstage world of the contemporary restaurant. In this rich, often surprising portrait of the real lives of kitchen workers, Gary Alan Fine brings their experiences, challenges, and satisfactions to colorful life. A new preface updates this riveting exploration of how restaurants actually work, both individually and as part of a larger culinary culture.

Preface to the 2009 Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction
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 Business
Aesthetic Constraints
The Aesthetics of Kitchen Discourse
The Organization and Aesthetics of Culinary Life
Ethnography in the Kitchen: Issues and Cases
Notes
References
Index

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