In this section of the book, we learn a lot more about the life of a chef or cook. Comment on the questions from the following chapters in this section.
A Day in the Life: After reading about the pace and activities involved in Chef Bourdain's day, do you think you have what it takes to live the life of a chef? What appeals to you? What made you say "NO WAY?"
Sous Chef: Discuss the importance of an excellent sous chef. What services does he provide that a chef absolutely needs? What are some of the character qualities that make a good sous chef? Why do you think Chef Bourdain is so enamored of Steven as a sous chef, in particular?
The Level of Discourse: What similarities do you notice between cook-talk and how you might talk with your friends (keep it clean, friends)? Why do you think that slang developed in a profession that lives and dies by fast, understandable communication?