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Knives at Dawn: America's Quest for Culinary Glory at the Legendary Bocuse D'Or Competition

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The Bocuse d'Or is the real-life Top Chef, a biannual cooking competition in France featuring teams from twenty-four countries vying for the top honors. Named after Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest, most influential living chefs, the Bocuse d'Or has become the most sophisticated and closely watched cook-off in the world. Ironically, though American cuisine now rates among the best in the world, a U.S. team has never placed among the top three in the competition. In 2008, under the auspices of renowned chefs Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller, the two-person U.S. team of Timothy Hollingsworth and Adina Guest trained in a specially outfitted facility in preparation for the 2009 competition with the goal of a best-ever showing for the United States.

With unparalleled behind-the-scenes access, Andrew Friedman follows the American contestants and other hopefuls as they spend months training to cook and serve their dishes just once, over the course of five and a half tense hours, in an arena filled with a thousand screaming spectators. Along the way, he paints intimate portraits of Boulud and Keller, two of the leading culinary figures of their generation, revealing their hopes and aspirations for their protégés as well as for American cuisine. Through this compelling sports-meets-cooking story, Friedman explores the clash of culinary titans and cultures in a real-world kitchen stadium and ratchets up the suspense of who will reign supreme.

Synopsis:

An exciting chefs-as-athletes story following the 2009 U.S. team's attempt for the gold at the "Olympics of food"—the Bocuse d'Or, the world's most prestigious cooking competition.

About the Author

Andrew Friedman is coauthor, with James Blake, of Breaking Back, a New York Times bestseller. He has written for the O, The Oprah Magazine, among other publications.Sean Runnette, a multiple AudioFile Earphones Award winner, has also produced several Audie Award�winning audiobooks. His film and television appearances include Two If by Sea, Copland, Sex and the City, Law and Order, Third Watch, and lots and lots of commercials.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400145096
Subtitle:
America's Quest for Culinary Glory at the Legendary Bocuse d'Or Competition
Author:
Friedman, Andrew
Narrated by:
Runnette, Sean
Narrated:
Runnette, Sean
Author:
Runnette, Sean
Publisher:
Tantor Audio
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - International
Subject:
International
Subject:
Cooking and Food-International General
Subject:
General Cooking
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20100102
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in 0.7 lb

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Cooking and Food » General
Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » International General

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