How I Learned To Cook

Culinary Educations from the World's Greatest Chefs

By Kimberly Witherspoon; Peter Meehan
(Bloomsbury USA, Hardcover, 9781596912472, 320pp.)

Publication Date: October 31, 2006

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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From the editors of the internationally critically acclaimed Don't Try This At Home,  stories by forty of the world's great chefs about how they learned their craft -- not in the confines of culinary school, but in the  inspiring and sometimes death-defying moments of trial-and-error that can happen anytime, anywhere.  Hilarious, touching, and always surprising, they cover everything from early adversity to career-making triumphs. How I Learned to Cook is an irresistible treat for cooks (and foodies) of all abilities, and includes stories by such culinary giants as Ferran Adria, Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain, Gabrielle Hamilton, Suzanne Goin, Eric Ripert, and more... 

About the Author

Kimberly Witherspoon is a literary agent at Inkwell Management. Peter Meehan contributes regularly to the New York Times and to Life magazine. He helped bring the popular public television series How to Cook Everything: Bittman Takes on Americašs Chefs and Barbecue University with Steven Raichlen to the small screen and recently coauthored Brunch: 100 Recipes from Five Points Restaurant with chef Marc Meyer. He lives in New York City.

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