I have been a line cook for 10 years and a professional chef for 2 now. This book is an absolute must read for every aspiring or even seasoned chef. Jacques truly is an all American success story. This book is beautifully read (albeit with a few pronunciation errors) as well as wonderfully written. Before I was a chef I was an English major. There are two things in this world I know, food and good writing, this book satisfied my need for both.
He has led a very interesting life. Much like Forrest Gump he has met or worked with a great deal of celebrities and world figures. I quite enjoyed his stories.
I will forever be a fan of Jacques Pepin after reading this book. The man has lived an amazing life and tells his stories with humor and sincerity.
The narrator does a wonderful job as well!
After listening to this book, I liked Jacques Pepin more than ever. His accounts of growing up, becoming a cook, moving to the U.S. and establishing a career here are a must-read for those who are interested in food and cooking. I was sorry it ended!