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The Reach of a Chef: Professional Cooks in the Age of Celebrity by Michael Ruhlman
The Reach of a Chef: Professional Cooks in the Age of Celebrity

worldtravel04, October 28, 2007

Fascinating insider look at the restaurant business and the rise of the celebrity chef phenomonen. It also doesn't hurt that Ruhlman has a knack for describing meals so well that you can almost smell and taste them yourself.

Try reading this book at the same time as Anthony Bourdain's Nasty Bits. Ruhlman and Bourdain do some traveling together and it is interesting to read their different takes on the same meals.
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Ten Points
Ten Points

worldtravel04, August 10, 2007

Horrifying and Joyous. Beautiful and Sick. Bill Strickland takes you on a ride you won't soon forget.

From his brilliant descriptions of life inside of a bike race to his tragic childhood and struggles to be the husband and father he seeks to be, Strickland's writing is fast-paced and heart-felt.
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The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones by Anthony Bourdain
The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones

worldtravel04, July 24, 2007

Bourdain at his best...gritty, sarcastic, profane and one hundred percent in touch with the nasty bits of the restaurant and food industry.

This is a great book for those of you who want to read the real Bourdain, not the cleaned up for television version seen on his No Reservations show.
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Tour de Life: From Coma to Competition by Saul Raisin
Tour de Life: From Coma to Competition

worldtravel04, July 19, 2007

You don't have to be a cycling fan to get goosebumps over this true life heroic story. A MUST READ!!! for anyone struggling with a brain or spinal cord injury.

Raisin is an inspiring story...with a prognosis of nearly zero chance at survival, his parents were asked to donate his organs following a racing accident during the Spring of 2006. Saul defied all predictions, survived surgery to remove part of his brain, learned how to walk and talk again, and began training 6 hours a day on a stationary bike.

This book will come out just as Saul reenters the professional cycling peloton...competing in the USA National Championship race in the Fall of 2007!
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The Reach of a Chef: Beyond the Kitchen by Michael Ruhlman
The Reach of a Chef: Beyond the Kitchen

worldtravel04, July 19, 2007

I'm a bit jealous of Michael Ruhlman...a great writer, talented in the kitchen, and paid to hang out with and eat the food of some of the best chefs in the country.

With mouth-watering prose and great attention to the detail of the food set before him, Ruhlman takes an interesting look at America's food revolution and the rise of celebrity chefs with the advent of the Food Network. He also returns to the Culinary Institute of America to see how their curriculum has evolved to reflect changing student demographics and cultural norms during the past decade.

A good read for anyone interested in the professional world of cooking.
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