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The Perfect Chef
     

The Perfect Chef

by Todd Kliman
 
Restaurant critics are supposed to maintain their distance about chefs and restaurateurs. Or so Todd Kliman had always maintained. But when Peter Chang, an emigre genius capable of turning ordinary food into small miracles, crossed his radar, he couldn’t help himself. He becomes obsessed with Chang's cooking. When it turns out that the chef possesses both a

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Restaurant critics are supposed to maintain their distance about chefs and restaurateurs. Or so Todd Kliman had always maintained. But when Peter Chang, an emigre genius capable of turning ordinary food into small miracles, crossed his radar, he couldn’t help himself. He becomes obsessed with Chang's cooking. When it turns out that the chef possesses both a checkered past and an increasingly enigmatic present, jumping from restaurant to restaurant across the country, fleeing towns and expectations and jilting both diners and restaurateurs, Kliman realizes he has gotten himself in deep - perhaps too deep. His obsession with the chef's brilliant food becomes entwined with his obsession with finding out the truth about his identity. A fascinating, funny, page-turning tale of food and memory, of lust and betrayal.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012595904
Publisher:
New Word City
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
File size:
305 KB

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Meet the Author

Todd Kliman is a James Beard Award-winning food critic for the Washingtonian and the author of the critically acclaimed The Wild Vine. The Washington Post hailed it as a "fascinating story, complex and with a haunting finish." His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Oxford American, Harper's, The Daily Beast, Men's Health, National Geographic Traveler, and The Washington Post Magazine, among others, and has been anthologized four times in the Best Food Writing series. He also taught English and literature for 10 years at American University and Howard University.

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