The Making of a Chef

Author: Michael Ruhlman

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 0805095748

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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"Well reported and heartfelt, Ruhlman communicates the passion that draws the acolyte to this precise and frantic profession."—The New York Times Book Review Just over a decade ago, journalist Michael Ruhlman donned a chef's jacket and houndstooth-check pants to join the students at the Culinary Institute of America, the country's oldest and most influential cooking school. But The Making of a Chef is not just about holding a knife or slicing an onion; it's also about the nature and spirit of being a professional cook and the people who enter the profession. As Ruhlman—now an expert on the fundamentals of cooking—recounts his growing mastery of the skills of his adopted profession, he propels himself and his readers through a score of kitchens and classrooms in search of the elusive, unnameable elements of great food. Incisively reported, with an insider's passion and attention to detail, The Making of a Chef remains the most vivid and compelling memoir of a professional culinary education on record.

The Making of a Pastry Chef

Author: Andrew MacLauchlan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooking

Page: 338

View: 1281


Top pastry chefs share their experiences, offer advice on training, career development, and dessert trends, and include favorite recipes

Becoming a Chef

Author: Andrew Dornenburg,Karen Page

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471152095

Category: Cooking

Page: 400

View: 5626


The updated edition of the book Julia Child called "a 'must' for aspiring chefs"-the James Beard Award-winning guide to one of today's hottest careers With more and more chefs achieving celebrity status, interest in the exciting world of today's leading chefs is higher than ever. Essential reading for anyone who loves food, Becoming a Chef gives an entertaining and informative insider's look at this dynamic profession, going behind the scenes to look into some of the most celebrated restaurant kitchens across the nation. More than 60 leading chefs-including some of the newest up-and-coming-discuss the inspiration, effort, and quirks of fate that turned would-be painters, anthropologists, and football players into culinary artists. Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page (both of New York, NY) are the authors of the bestselling titles Culinary Artistry, Dining Out, Chef's Night Out. Dornenburg has cooked professionally at Arcadia, Judson Grill, and March in New York City and Biba and the East Coast Grill in Boston. Page, the recipient of the 1997 Melitta Bentz Award for Women's Achievement, is a graduate of the Harvard Business School.

The Life of a Chef

Author: Edward F. Mathieu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooks

Page: 296

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Food & Wine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooking

Page: N.A

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