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Yes, Chef: A Memoir
4.7 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews
Audie Award Nominee, Narration by the Author or Authors, 2013
It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother's house and helps her prepare a roast chicken for dinner. The grandmother is Swedish, a retired domestic. The boy is Ethiopian and adopted, and he will grow up to become the world-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson. This book is his love letter to food and family in all its manifestations.
Marcus Samuelsson was only three years
Keeping the Feast: One Couple's Story of Love, Food, and Healing in Italy
4.7 out of 5 stars with 236 reviews
Paula and John met in Italy, fell in love, and married in Rome four years later. But less than a month after the wedding, tragedy struck. They had transferred from their Italian paradise to Warsaw and, while reporting on an uprising in Romania, John was shot and nearly killed by sniper fire. Although he recovered from his physical wounds in less than a year, the process of healing had just begun. Unable to regain his equilibrium, he sank into a deep sadness that reverberated throughout their
4.9 out of 5 stars with 197 reviews
From one of our most interesting literary figures, former editor of
Granta, former fiction editor at
The New Yorker, acclaimed author of
Among the Thugs, a sharp, funny, exuberant, close-up account of his headlong plunge into the life of a professional cook.
Expanding on his James Beard Award-winning New Yorker article, Bill Buford gives us a richly evocative chronicle of his experience as ''slave'' to Mario Batali in the kitchen of Batali's three-star New York restaurant, Babbo.
On the Noodle Road
4.4 out of 5 stars with 106 reviews
Feasting her way through an Italian honeymoon, Jen Lin-Liu was struck by culinary echoes of the delicacies she ate and cooked back in China, where she'd lived for more than a decade. Who really invented the noodle? she wondered, like many before her. But also: How had food and culture moved along the Silk Road, the ancient trade route linking Asia to Europe - and what could still be felt of those long-ago migrations? With her new husband's blessing, she set out to discover the connections, both
The Food and Wine of France: Eating and Drinking from Champagne to Provence
4.2 out of 5 stars with 73 reviews
In The Food and Wine of France, influential food writer Edward Behr investigates French cuisine and what it means, in encounters from Champagne to Provence. He tells the stories of French artisans and chefs who continue to work at the highest level.
Many people in and out of France have noted for a long time the slow retreat of French cuisine, concerned that it is losing its important place in the country's culture and in the world culture of food. And yet, as Behr writes, good French food
Julia Child: A Life
By Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
4.9 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
A biography of Julia Child from the award-winning author of Perfection Salad One of the most beloved figures in 20th century American culture was Julia Child, the bouyant ''French Chef'' who taught millions of Americans to cook with confidence and eat with pleasure. With an irrepressible sense of humor and a passion for good food, Child ushered in the nation’s culinary renaissance and became its chief icon. Unlike the great cooking teachers who preceded her, she won her audience through the
Food: A Love Story
4.6 out of 5 stars with 272 reviews
''What are my qualifications to write this book? None really. So why should you read it? Here's why: I'm a little fat. If a thin guy were to write about a love of food and eating I'd highly recommend that you do not read his book.''
Bacon. McDonalds. Cinnabon. Hot Pockets. Kale. Stand-up comedian and author Jim Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet (''choking on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover'') and decrying the worst
Out of Line: A Life of Playing with Fire
4.3 out of 5 stars with 235 reviews
Celebrated chef Barbara Lynch credits the defiant spirit of her upbringing in tough, poor ''Southie'', a neighborhood ruled by the notorious Whitey Bulger gang, with helping her bluff her way into her first professional cooking jobs; develop a distinct culinary style through instinct and sheer moxie; then dare to found an empire of restaurants ranging from a casual but elegant ''clam shack'' to Boston's epitome of modern haute cuisine.
One of seven children born to an overworked single
Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
4.9 out of 5 stars with 115 reviews
The long-awaited follow-up to the mega-best-seller Kitchen Confidential
In the 10 years since his classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out - from Monday fish to the breadbasket conspiracy - much has changed for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business and for Anthony Bourdain. Medium Raw explores those changes, moving back and forth from the author's bad old days to the present. Tracking his own strange and
Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook
4.1 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
The long-awaited memoir from cultural icon and culinary standard bearer Alice Waters recalls the circuitous road and tumultuous times leading to the opening of what is arguably America's most influential restaurant.
When Alice Waters opened the doors of her ''little French restaurant'' in Berkeley, California, in 1971 at the age of 27, no one ever anticipated the indelible mark it would leave on the culinary landscape - Alice least of all. Fueled in equal parts by naiveté and a relentless
Travels with Charley in Search of America (Penguin Audio Classics)
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ean: 9780142429198, isbn: 0142429198,
4.6 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
An intimate journey across America, as told by one of its most beloved writers To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the trees, to see the colors and the light—these were John Steinbeck's goals as he set out, at the age of fifty-eight, to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years. With Charley, his French poodle, Steinbeck drives the interstates and the country roads, dines with truckers, encounters bears at Yellowstone and old friends in
4.1 out of 5 stars with 170 reviews
A wayward young woman abandons her magazine career to learn the old ways of butchery and discover what it means to take life into her own hands.
Camas Davis was at an unhappy crossroads. A longtime magazine writer and editor in the food world, she'd returned to her home state of Oregon with her boyfriend from New York City to take an appealing job at a Portland lifestyle magazine. But neither job nor boyfriend delivered on her dreams, and in the span of a year, Davis was unemployed, on her own,
Picnic in Provence: A Memoir With Recipes: Library Edition
ean: 9781478959533, isbn: 1478959533,
4.6 out of 5 stars with 72 reviews
The author describes how she and her husband moved from cosmopolitan Paris to rural Provence after their son was born, the beginning of their adventures as culinary entrepreneurs, and their initiation into classic Provenðcal cuisine.
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