This book would be a great primer for those considering jumping in, checkbook in hand, to a culinary program. It is written about one of my favorite subjects - the culinary field and the people who chose it (I'm a personal chef). But, the narration and the story itself is plodding. I don't need to read about famous chefs and their experiences in culinary school (if they even attended culinary school)to find it interesting, but this was definitely needed "something". It was lacking spice and a reason why I should care about what the author went through in his quest for knowledge. Some stories "read" better when NOT told by the person who wrote the story. Not everyone can use their voice to simulate emotion and inflection, and just because the author lived the story and wrote the book does not qualify him to read it back to others in such a way that they would want to hear it. I really, really wish I had found this more interesting, I desperately wanted to!
Each conversation is interesting in it's own right, well worth the listen.
We don't receive this show in my area and now I'm extremely sad. This was fantastic! Little vignettes about people and lives that look ordinary, but are really examples of traditions and actions that make being an American so interesting.
The book I'm sure has some great messages to convey, unfortunately the author's voice drones on in such a way that it is extremely hard to not nod off mid sentence! I listened to half the book and gave up when I realized I couldn't remember anything he had said in the preceding hour. Great book - horrible narration.
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