Kitchens: The culture of restaurant work

Gary A Fine*

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Kitchens takes 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUniversity of California Press
Number of pages303
ISBN (Electronic)9780520942899
ISBN (Print)9780520257924
StatePublished - Dec 2 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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