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.
He continues to advise readers that no matter how many Friedmans they know, the vast probability is that none of them are related to him.
Sean Runnette, an Earphones Award winning narrator, has also directed and produced more than two hundred audiobooks, including several AudieAward winners.He is a member of the American Repertory Theater company and has toured the United States and internationally with ART and Mabou Mines.His television and film appearances include Two If by Sea, Cop Land, Sex and the City, Law & Order, the award-winning film "Easter", and numerous commercials.
"The book is infused with the muscular, meticulous gusto of a sportswriter covering the Olympics. Edge-of-your-seat food writing of the highest caliber." ---Kirkus Starred Review