The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection

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Penguin, Aug 1, 2001 - Cooking - 384 pages
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In his second in-depth foray into the world of professional cooking, Michael Ruhlman journeys into the heart of the profession. Observing the rigorous Certified Master Chef exam at the Culinary Institute of America, the most influential cooking school in the country, Ruhlman enters the lives and kitchens of rising star Michael Symon and renowned Thomas Keller of the French Laundry. This fascinating book will satisfy any reader's hunger for knowledge about cooking and food, the secrets of successful chefs, at what point cooking becomes an art form, and more. Like Ruhlman's The Making of a Chef, this is an instant classic in food writing-one of the fastest growing and most popular subjects today.

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Ruhlman is a great writer and makes food come alive. - Goodreads
Ruhlman is a very good and entertaining writer. - Goodreads
He has heart and is a passionate food writer. - Goodreads

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Ruhlman, from Ohio. Dude can write a food book. Read full review

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A timeless tale of life in the culinary underbelly. Ruhlman's training as a chef allows him to speak fondly and technically about food and the process of preparing it yet his background in ... Read full review


Selected Recipes from Brian Polcyns Certified Master Chef Exam and Five Lakes Grill
Selected Recipes from Michael Symon Lola Bistro and Wine Bar
Selected Recipes from Thomas Keller The French Laundry

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About the author (2001)

Michael Ruhlman has written and coauthored many bestsellers, among them The French Laundry Cookbook and Ratio. He lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

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