The Making of a Chef

  • by Michael Ruhlman
  • Narrated by Jeff Riggenbach
  • 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the ultimate food-lover's fantasy, journalist Michael Ruhlman dons chef's jacket and houndstooth-check pants to join the students in Skills One at the Culinary Institute of America, the most influential cooking school in the country. His goal is to document the training of America's chefs from the first classroom to the Culinary's final kitchen, the American Bounty Restaurant. The result becomes more than a rote reportage of a school for cooks. Ruhlman learns to cook as though his future depends upon it, and this complete immersion enables him to create the most vivid and energetic memoir of a culinary education on record.

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Long-winded and sadly disappointing.

Much of this book focussed on the character of the teaching staff and headline processes. Sadly not the informative piece of work the title would suggest.

Personally, I found this a slog to the end with very few redeeming features.
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- Dave Raine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-12-2000
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.