9 secrets fine dining restaurants don't want you to know
There are inalienable truths every customer should be aware of when enjoying a meal out at a restaurant — secrets fine dining establishments would shudder to have you know. In Restaurant Babylon, author Imogen Edwards-Jones reveals the sometimes unsavory realities behind the scenes of restaurants and eateries. By gathering intel that comes anonymously from renowned owners and chefs, she manages to expose some of the restaurant industry's grittier details.
From shocking markups and rampant drug use among employees, to saliva-laden foods and sexist politics, you might be surprised to discover what lurks behind those kitchen doors away from diners' peering eyes. We've gathered the biggest restaurant secrets from the book and other industry experts, so read on — and tell your friends.