Sunday, September 04, 2011

In the Kitchen

Are you a die-hard Foodie? Then you'll love these personal accounts of those involved in the food world. Whether you are looking for the stories of professional chefs, curious home cooks or experimental foodies, you'll find plenty to keep you entertained (and recipes to try).

Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain
Tracking his own strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood, Bourdain takes no prisoners as he dissects what he's seen, pausing along the way for a series of confessions, rants, investigations, and interrogations of some of the most controversial figures in food.

Blood, Bones, and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
The chef of New York's East Village Prune restaurant presents an account of her search for meaning and purpose in the central rural New Jersey home of her youth, marked by a first chicken kill, an international backpacking tour, and the opening of a first restaurant.

Spiced by Dalia Jurgensen
Follows the author's decision to leave her office job and become a pastry chef despite male-dominated kitchens.

The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry by Kathleen Flinn
Recounts the author's decision to change careers and attend the famed Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris, describing how she survived the program's intense teaching methods and competitive fellow students, in an account complemented by two dozen recipes.

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