The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America by Michael Ruhlman, Audiobook (CD) | Barnes & Noble
The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute

The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute

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by Michael Ruhlman
     
 

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In 1996, writer Michael Ruhlman donned a chef's jacket and entered the Culinary Institute of America—the Harvard of cooking schools—to learn the art of cooking. His eye-opening record of that experience takes us into the heart of this food-knowledge mecca. We meet a coterie of talented chefs and experience the pressure and perfectionism of their job.

Overview

In 1996, writer Michael Ruhlman donned a chef's jacket and entered the Culinary Institute of America—the Harvard of cooking schools—to learn the art of cooking. His eye-opening record of that experience takes us into the heart of this food-knowledge mecca. We meet a coterie of talented chefs and experience the pressure and perfectionism of their job. Ruhlman learns fundamental skills and information about the behavior of food that make cooking anything possible. He journeys through a score of kitchens and classrooms—from Asian and American regional cuisines to lunch cookery—in search of the elusive elements of great cooking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781470888688
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 5.75(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL RUHLMAN is the author of twelve books, including The Elements of Cooking and The French Laundry Cookbook. He lives in Cleveland with his wife, daughter, and son; is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and Gourmet; and has a highly popular blog at Ruhlman.com.

JEFF RIGGENBACH has narrated numerous titles for Blackstone Audio. An author, contributing editor, and producer, he has worked for the last thirty years in radio in San Francisco, earning a Golden Mike Award for his work.

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