Thirty years in the making. A whole lot of blood, sweat and beers; a hundred thousand kilometers walked and run in something like 200 kitchens. Eighty thousand hours worked; probably a million meals cooked and I don't know how many onions peeled.
With great care, lots of love and much cheekiness I've distilled half a lifetime of food, sex, drugs, madness and magic into a 300 page rocket of a book. And it's not even a third of it!
Inspired by a thousand questions about what really goes on the kitchen, and also by the wonderfully descriptive writing of those late greats - George Orwell and Anthony Bourdain, I've aimed to tell a down-to-earth tale. With a taste for the beautiful and bizarre I've also conjured up some of the places and people I've encounted along the way. This is not just a story about the magic of cooking, but also about where it can take you.
200 Kitchens is an odysessy, a trip, a wild ride full of belly laughs, sharp observations and lots of great food.
And it's all true.
An eBook of 200 Kitchens for the Kindle app on tablet, mobile phone or Kindle reader is available on Amazon.
There is also a paperback book mailed at great cost from America. A cheaper printed-in-Australia paperback is in the works.
The link to 200 Kitchens on Amazon is at