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The Making of a Chef
The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America | Michael Ruhlman
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"Well reported and heartfelt, Ruhlman communicates the passion that draws the acolyte to this precise and frantic profession."The New York Times Book Review Just over a decade ago, journalist Michael Ruhlman donned a chef's jacket and houndstooth-check pants to join the students at the Culinary Institute of America, the country's oldest and most influential cooking school. But The Making of a Chef is not just about holding a knife or slicing an onion; it's also about the nature and spirit of being a professional cook and the people who enter the profession. As Ruhlmannow an expert on the fundamentals of cookingrecounts his growing mastery of the skills of his adopted profession, he propels himself and his readers through a score of kitchens and classrooms in search of the elusive, unnameable elements of great food. Incisively reported, with an insider's passion and attention to detail, The Making of a Chef remains the most vivid and compelling memoir of a professional culinary education on record.
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Pam.Kokomo
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And now I want to take some cooking courses and up my game.

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Readingrobin
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Fascinating and well done piece of first person journalism. Didn't care for the reader but kept me company on a long car ride!

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Readingrobin

Listening to this one. So far so good.

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SarahK
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Michael Ruhlman was allowed inside access to the curriculum of the CIA (culinary institute of America) in order to write this book. It was fascinating to read what chefs at this school go through to graduate. Plus I feel like a learned a lot. I'm going to have to check out the other books he has written.

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LauraBeth
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vivastory @LauraBeth Anthony Bourdain is awesome. If I could pick only one traveling companion for an overseas trip, it'd be him. 3y
Megabooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 Agreed!!! 3y
kspenmoll 👍🏻 3y
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AmandaL I looove Kitchen Confidential. 3y
LauraBeth @vivastory same! 😀 3y
LauraBeth @ReadingEnvy I have Heat sitting on my shelf for what seems like 10 years and I haven't read it! 3y
LauraBeth @AmandaL me too 😀 3y
TriniCapini Loved Kitchen Confidential on audio! 3y
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Megabooks
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This was the last of my chef/cooking memoirs because I eat too much when I'm reading them. (I definitely blame my meds. And I can't watch Top Chef! 😞😞) Anyway, I'm choosing this as my #readandeat because those two things are mutually exclusive for me. #somethingforsept

As a bonus, I learned how to make pasta more flavorful by really seasoning the water with herbs and plenty of salt!

Notafraidofwords I love Top Chef. I love seeing all the food. 3y
Shortstack My addiction is Master Chef. 😬🍴 3y
Suzze I watch all the food competitions, in fact I'm watching Chopped right now! 3y
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Megabooks @Notafraidofwords @Shortstack @Suzze I can't watch any of those without major snacking! I only watch the food network at the dentist. (Really.) I can't watch The F Word either and I loved that show. 3y
Suzze @Ebooksandcooks The only show I don't watch because I am compelled to eat - The Biggest Loser. 😜😜 3y
Megabooks Lol @Suzze We couldn't be more different! 3y
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