Knives at Dawn
America's Quest for Culinary Glory at the Legendary Bocuse D'Or Competition
Publication Date: December 2009
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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 proteges 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.
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Writer Andrew Friedman has authored or coauthored more than twenty books. He lives with his wife and children in New York City.
Sean Runnette, a multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has produced several Audie Award winning audiobooks. He is a member of the American Repertory Theater company, and his television and film appearances include "Two If by Sea", "Copland", "Sex and the City", "Law & Order", and "Third Watch".