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


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The author of The Soul of a Chef looks at the new role of the chef in contemporary culture

For his previous explorations into the restaurant kitchen and the men and women who call it home, Michael Ruhlman has been described by Anthony Bourdain as ?the greatest living writer on the subject of chefs?and on the business of preparing food.? In The Reach of a Chef, Ruhlman examines the profound shift in American culture that has raised restaurant cooking to the level of performance art and the status of the chef to celebrity CEO. Bibliophiles and foodies alike will savor this intimate meeting with some of the most famous chefs in the kitchens of the hottest restaurants in the world.


The acclaimed author of "The Soul of a Chef" explores the allure of the celebrity chef in modern America.

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Michael Ruhlman has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Gourmet, and Saveur and was a host on the PBS series Cooking Under Fire.

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worldtravel04, October 28, 2007 (view all comments by worldtravel04)
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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Ruhlman, Michael
Penguin Books
Methods - Professional
Food habits
General Cooking
Cooks -- United States.
Food habits -- United States.
Cooking and Food-Professional and Quantity
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Mass Market
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from 12
8.38x5.54x.77 in. .71 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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