How I Learned to Cook: Culinary Educations from the World's Greatest Chefs

How I Learned to Cook: Culinary Educations from the World's Greatest Chefs

by Kimberly Witherspoon, Peter Meehan
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How I Learned to Cook: Culinary Educations from the World's Greatest Chefs by Kimberly Witherspoon, Peter Meehan

In this indispensable companion to the smash hit Don't Try This at Home, forty great chefs, including Mario Batali, Eric Ripert, and Fergus Henderson, share pivotal moments of their culinary educations.

Before he was a top chef, Tom Colicchio learned to love cooking while he slung burgers at a poolside snack bar. Barbara Lynch tells the story of lying her way into her first chef's job and then needing to cook her way out of trouble in the galley kitchen of a ship at sea. Stories of mentorship abound: Rick Bayless tells the story of finally working with Julia Child, his childhood hero; Gary Danko of earning the trust of the legendary Madeleine Kamman. How I Learned to Cook is an irresistible treat, a must-have for anyone who loves food and wants a look into the lives the men and women who masterfully prepare it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596913851
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/02/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Kimberly Witherspoon is a founding partner at Inkwell Management, a literary agency based in Manhattan, and is the coeditor of Don't Try This at Home: Culinary Castastrophes from the World's Greatest Chefs. She lives with her family in North Salem, New York. Peter Meehan writes about food and drink. He contributes regularly to the New York Times.

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How I Learned to Cook: Culinary Educations from the World's Greatest Chefs 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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I happend to be a chef myself, my sister gave me this book as a gift and found it to be a wonderful book! Each chapter in the book has a chef telling their tales of their experience in the kitchen and how they felt for the first time of making mistakes. It shows me that everyone is entitled to falling but always some how rise back to the top. It was totally relatiable to me and maybe to you as well!
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