In the interests not of full disclosure, but of pride I must tell you Hans Rueffert is my dear friend, and has been for 13 years. Â In that time circumstances have not always been kind to him, to say the least, but he has never once let go of his passion for life and it's pleasures, for friendship and it's comforts, and for art s visionary potential.
Here is a snapshot of one of the most epic souls I have had the honor to know.
This book will make you laugh, make you weep, and make you cook. There's never been a book quite like this volume, but then I can say without fear of contradiction that the world has never seen a man like Hans. --Clive Barker
To whom it may concern: Hans Rueffert is handsome, honest, and humorous; and he never served me any meal that was less than excellent! He is a hero in the kitchen. --Dr. Ferrol Sams
We ve long known Hans Rueffert as a gifted chef whose strength, resilience and focus shine through in his recipes and have now come to learn his story is every bit as compelling as his cooking. Â Â Brutally honest, yet handled with grace and confidence, Eat Like There s No Tomorrow is proof that you might be able to take a guy s stomach, but you can t take his guts. --Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh authors, Talk With Your Mouth Full
About the Author
Where some people have a soundtrack to their life, Hans Rueffert has a menu. Having been raised in one of Georgia's landmark restaurants, The Woodbridge Inn, Hans spent his entire life with food. In 2005, Hans finished 3rd in the first season of The Next Food Network Star. Two weeks after that competition, he was diagnosed with stomach cancer and subsequently lost half of his stomach and esophagus. Hans currently hosts a cooking show on GPTV called Hans Cooks the South and teaches regularly at the Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont in Atlanta.]