Don't Try This at Home: Culinary Catastrophes from the World's Greatest Chefs

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Dec 9, 2008 - Cooking - 320 pages
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From Gabrielle Hamilton on hiring a blind line cook to Michel Richard on rescuing a wrecked cake to Eric Ripert on being the clumsiest waiter in the room, these behind-the-scenes accounts are as wildly entertaining as they are revealing. With a great, new piece by Jamie Oliver, Don't Try This at Home is a delicious reminder that even the chefs we most admire aren't always perfect-and a hilarious musthave for anyone who's ever burned dinner.
 

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The subject is various cooks catastrophes and the stories are very entertaining. However there isnt really a lot of information other than a short Whos Who type bio on each contributor. Read full review

Don't Try This At Home : Culinary Catastrophes from the World's Greatest Chefs

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Literary agent Witherspoon and culinary writer Friedman teamed with 40 professional chefs to compile this eclectic collection of cooking mishaps and near disasters. These short, anecdotal stories ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Kim Witherspoon is a founding partner at Inkwell Management, a literary agency based in Manhattan, and the coeditor of How I Learned to Cook. She lives with her family in North Salem, New York.

Andrew Friedman specializes in books and articles about food, restaurants, and kitchen culture. He has authored or coauthored more than a dozen cookbooks.

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