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Out of the Frying Pan: A Chef's Memoir of Hot Kitchens, Single Motherhood, and the Family Meal Hardcover – October 16, 2007

4.4 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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At 32, Clark abandoned a career in marketing to enroll in culinary school and fulfill her dream of becoming a chef. A divorce from her alcoholic husband followed, and Clark, chopping carrots for minimum wage, was left to raise their two young daughters on her own. Repeatedly comparing being a chef to motherhood, she describes all of the young cooks she helped to train as her children. Reflecting Clark's ongoing struggle to balance work and family, the book's 40-plus recipes include her eldest daughter's Favorite Cornflake-Coated Pork Chops and the Pink Medicine Placebo administered to her youngest after a greasy Braised Cube Steak caused her to slip off the monkey bars. Clark's enthusiasm for drawing people to the table is engaging, but she prefers to make excuses for her high job turnover, including several firings. In 2000, she invested her savings in her own restaurant in Washington, D.C., in a neighborhood where cloth napkins stood out more than vagrants. After a rocky start, Colorado Kitchen now often has a line around the block, and Clark thrives on being her own boss. The emphasis on family adds a personal dimension to this memoir about both comfort food and commitment to success. (Oct.)
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“Clark’s enthusiasm for drawing people to the table is engaging. Colorado Kitchen now often has a line around the block, and Clark thrives on being her own boss. The emphasis on family adds a personal dimension to this memoir about both comfort food and commitment to success.”--Publishers Weekly

Gillian Clark is a nationally known chef who runs the popular Washington, D.C., restaurant Colorado Kitchen. She is a commentator for NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered and has been featured on the Food Network as well as in The Washington Post and The New York Times.

"A refreshing mix of the elevated world of haute cuisine and the down-to-earth perspective of a working mother." --Booklist

"FRYING PAN is an easy, inspirational read." --Washington Post

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books; 1st edition (October 16, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312366930
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312366933
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,273,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By tachi1 VINE VOICE on March 10, 2014
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I saw Gillian Clark on a Bobby Flay showdown having to do with fried chicken and was charmed and impressed with both her and her recipes, so it was a pleasure to read her story and get to know her better. I just wish she had given more recipes so that the book would be 1/2 and 1/2. I've made her fried chicken and it's to die for!
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I saw this lady cook on TV. She had a southern style Fried Chicken Recipe. Something like what my Grandmother used to make for Sunday Dinner. The book tells of her life on the East coast and about her family and cooking stories. It was a delight to read. Lots of good recipes also. If you like good Sunday fried chicken you will want to get this book. Came used I believe and was in excellent condition
and the price was very good. Thanks so much.
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I loved the book and the insights which Gillian shares about life, parenting and her career as a chef. I lived in a neighborhood like Brightwood where Colorado Kitchen is located. Kudos for Gillian for her sheer determination and willingness to provide the real DC with a sit down restaurant. I've copied several recipes and am eager to try them. I no longer live in DC but when I return I will venture to Colorado Kitchen for a real treat.
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Having been someone who has always loved to cook and dreamed of being a cook, this book was one I could relate to. Gillian tells the tale of how she changed her life. A very inspiring story for any woman in any field. The recipes are a great addition to this memoir.
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Great Book about Gillian Clark and also a Great Cookbook. I saw Gillian Clark on Diners, Drive-in's and Dives. After I saw what she cooked, I had to have her book. We Love Her Book. When ever I win the Lotto, I will buy her a restaurant in Texas, and a new house, just so we can eat at her establishment.
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I am really glad I purchased this book. I have not yet finished reading it but so far it is a very interesting life story. I am thoroughly enjoying reading it. Anyone who loves to cook would enjoy reading this book.
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I found this book in a clearance bin at a discount store. I saw it had recipes in it and because I love to cook, I bought it. I must say this was an excellent read and I have kept the book because I wanted to try the recipes. I was inspired by Jillian's sheer determination and her dedication to becoming a chef. Kudo's to her - I wish more folks had her determination and stick to it philosophy. It was, in my opinion, worth reading.
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