Chef's Story

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Cooking - 304 pages
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Twenty-seven extraordinary chefs tell the personal stories behind their culinary triumphs.

Over the past decade, our culture's interest in the world's great chefs has grown phenomenally. Once known to only the most dedicated gourmets, these supremely talented men and women have become high-profile stars with restaurants as their stages—masterful artists working in the medium that binds us all: food!

A wonderful companion volume to The French Culinary Institute's hit public television series, Chef's Story takes us into the private world of more than two dozen maestros of the kitchen—twenty-seven remarkable individuals who share their memories, their beliefs, and their passion for quality to reveal what helped them all become modern culinary legends.


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Chef's story: 27 chefs talk about what got them into the kitchen

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Although simply a collection of biographically enhanced introductions similar to those found in cookbooks, this companion to the PBS series is quite an entertaining read. Fans of these chefs-many of ... Read full review

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José Andrés
Dan Barber
Lidia Bastianich
Rick Bayless
David Bouley
Daniel Boulud
Anthony Bourdain
Tom Colicchio
Suzanne Goin
Thomas Keller
Patrick OConnell
Michel Richard
Arun Sampanthavivat
Marcus Samuelsson
Norman Van Aken
JeanGeorges Vongerichten

Robert Del Grande

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About the author (2009)

Founder of The French Culinary Institute and The Italian Culinary Academy, Dorothy Hamilton is chairwoman emerita for life of the American Institute of Wine and Food and was chairwoman of the board of trustees for the James Beard Foundation. She lives in New York and Connecticut.

Patric Kuh is the author of The Last Days of Haute Cuisine: The Coming of Age of American Restaurants, which won the 2002 James Beard Award for writing on food. He is the restaurant critic for Los Angeles Magazine, and he lives in Los Angeles.

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