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Letters to a Young Chef (Art of Mentoring)

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From the most successful and influential chef in America, a meditation on the delights and obsessions of a life dedicated to making and experiencing great food.

From the reinvention of French food through the fine dining revolution in America, Daniel Boulud has been a witness to and a creator of today's food culture. A modern improviser with a classical foundation (a little rock 'n' roll and a lot of Mozart, he'd say), he speaks with the authority that comes from a lifetime of preparing, presenting, and thinking about food-an ancient calling with universal resonance.

In Letters to a Young Chef, Boulud speaks not only of how to make a career as a chef in today's world, but also of why one should want to do so in the first place. As he himself puts it, it is "a tasty life." The love of food and the obsession with flavors, ingredients, and techniques are the chef's source of strength, helping the young chef to survive and flourish during the long years of apprenticeship and their necessary sacrifices. Part memoir, part advice book, part cookbook, part reverie, this delicious new book will delight and enlighten chefs of all kinds, from passionate amateurs to serious professionals.

Review:

"Anecdotes from his own career are tantalizingly sprinkled throughout his narrative....Boulud's advice is undeniably sound." Library Journal

Review:

"Something more fascinating than advice and admonitions: the chance to live briefly inside the head of a great chef who keeps more balls in the air than any juggler ever attempted." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"This is a priceless manual for anyone seriously interested in the restaurant world. Concise, pointed, informative, and candid, it explains simply to the neophyte chef the difficult but wonderful and rewarding world of the kitchen." Jacques Pepin

About the Author

Daniel Boulud is the world-renowned owner and chef de cuisine of Daniel, Café Boulud, DB Bistro Moderne, and the catering company Feast & Fêtes, all in New York City. After studying with the likes of Georges Blanc, Michel Guérard, and Roger Vergé in France, he emigrated to the U.S., working at Le Cirque before striking out on his own. He is the author of Daniel Boulud's Café Boulud Cookbook and Cooking with Daniel Boulud. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465007356
Author:
Boulud, Daniel
Publisher:
Libri
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Cooking
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - American - General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Boulud, Daniel
Subject:
General Cooking
Series:
Art of Mentoring
Series Volume:
v. 1
Publication Date:
20030827
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.28x5.26x.69 in. .62 lbs.

Related Subjects

Cooking and Food » Food Writing » Gastronomic Literature
Cooking and Food » Food Writing » General

Letters to a Young Chef (Art of Mentoring)
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Product details 176 pages Basic Books - English 9780465007356 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Anecdotes from his own career are tantalizingly sprinkled throughout his narrative....Boulud's advice is undeniably sound."
"Review" by , "Something more fascinating than advice and admonitions: the chance to live briefly inside the head of a great chef who keeps more balls in the air than any juggler ever attempted."
"Review" by , "This is a priceless manual for anyone seriously interested in the restaurant world. Concise, pointed, informative, and candid, it explains simply to the neophyte chef the difficult but wonderful and rewarding world of the kitchen."
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