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Ever wonder what goes on in a busy kitchen, why your meal comes late or shows up poorly cooked? The temptation is to blame the waiter, but there are a world of cooks behind those swinging doors, and Ruhlman marches you right into it. It's a world where, when everything is going right, time halts and consciousness expands. And when a few things go wrong, the earth begins to wobble on its axis. Ruhlamn has the writerly skills to make the education of a chef a visceral experience. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I enjoyed the book, is a breezy read and has some interesting points.
All in all, I think the author did a wonderful job describing the frustrations and joys, the triumphs and tragedys of high-level cooking.
This is also an absolute must read for anyone interested in actually attending CIA or an equivalent cooking school.
I have read many books on cooking as I m trying to learn more about cooking. This is the second book on Culinary Schools and by far the best if one wishes to know more about what... Read morePublished 5 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Having trained in the culinary arts myself, I know the technical and theoretical details of just about every classical cooking and baking technique there is. Read morePublished 8 hours ago by Stephen Mark Eure
Incredible description of the culinary world if you aspire to be a Chef/Cook! Invaluable if you care to survive the demanding restaurant culture!Published 1 day ago by Janet L. Howard
Making of a Chef is a true, unself-serving account of the training regiment for a student of culinary arts at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Read morePublished 1 day ago by Consultant
Wonderful good read about the pursuit of art. Generalizes well, with great vignettes. I was taught by CIA instructors, and they are artists, all.well captured.Published 19 days ago by ohsolomia
I really enjoyed reading this book and appreciate the insight it gave me into the Culinary Institute of America and the culinary world/industry. Read morePublished 1 month ago by EverydayReader
This book is a great read for anyone who secretly wishes they had gone to culinary school. Ruhlman spends a term at the best culinary school in America, and gives a sense for what... Read morePublished 2 months ago by D. Porter
Loved Chef Ruhlman account of going through cooking school!!! Just makes me want to go even more, but I know I am too old...Published 2 months ago by Eric Kelso