White Jacket Required: A Culinary Coming-of-Age Story

White Jacket Required: A Culinary Coming-of-Age Story

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by Jenna Weber
     
 

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What do you do when you've just graduated from college and aren't sure what your next step should be? Jenna Weber, whose Eat, Live, Run blog has a huge following, turned to culinary school--but to become a food writer, not a chef. Jenna's charming coming-of-age story follows her ups-and-downs as she confronts the rigors of training, gets her first job, deals with a

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What do you do when you've just graduated from college and aren't sure what your next step should be? Jenna Weber, whose Eat, Live, Run blog has a huge following, turned to culinary school--but to become a food writer, not a chef. Jenna's charming coming-of-age story follows her ups-and-downs as she confronts the rigors of training, gets her first job, deals with a family crisis, and enters into a love affair.

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Library Journal
Chef and culinary school memoirs are having a moment, and there are several outstanding titles in this genre. Unfortunately, PBS food blogger Weber's (pbs.org/food/blogs/fresh-tastes/) unremarkable effort doesn't earn her a place among them. After college, Weber went home to consider the next step in her life. With a dream of becoming a writer and a lifelong passion for food, she settled on a career in food writing. She attended culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando to develop a better understanding of cooking. Weber shares her experiences in classes like Meat Fabrication and Intro to Baking; however, readers may wish she'd spent more time describing those courses and less time detailing the mundane aspects of her life. Her brother's untimely death shortly after her graduation adds gravity to the otherwise airy voice. Recipes follow each chapter. VERDICT Short chapters and a light tone make this a quick read, but readers looking for more depth would do better with other titles in the genre like Kathleen Flynn's The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You'll Cry and Michael Ruhlman's The Making of a Chef.—Melissa Stoeger, Deerfield P.L., IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402777776
Publisher:
Sterling Epicure
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,308,153
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jenna Weber attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Orlando, FL, with the goal of landing a job at one of the top food magazines. Instead, she ended up becoming a hugely popular blogger and writing this, her first book. Visit her blog at eatliverun.com to get an up-to-the-minute look at Jenna's world of food. She lives in Santa Rosa, CA.

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White Jacket Required: A Culinary Coming-of-Age Story 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
ehens More than 1 year ago
Good book. Very easy to read. Especially liked the recipes that were included.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! While I was reading I kept thinking, This is me!
alewis70 More than 1 year ago
I have read her blog since it began.  It was wonderful to see it all together in this light and easy read.  so nice for reading on a flight or by the pool.  I read it in 12 hours.  I can't wait until her next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book by inspiring author!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A nice first attempt, but lacks insight into how to create a connection with her story line and the reader.