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The Soul of a Chef: The Journey toward Perfection | [Michael Ruhlman]

The Soul of a Chef: The Journey toward Perfection

In his second in-depth foray into the world of professional cooking, Michael Ruhlman journeys into the heart of the profession. Observing the rigorous Certified Master Chef exam at the Culinary Institute of America, the most influential cooking school in the country, Ruhlman enters the lives and kitchens of rising star Michael Symon and the renowned Thomas Keller of the French Laundry. This fascinating audiobook will satisfy any listener's hunger for knowledge about cooking and food, the secrets of successful chefs, at what point cooking becomes an art form, and more.
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In his second in-depth foray into the world of professional cooking, Michael Ruhlman journeys into the heart of the profession. Observing the rigorous Certified Master Chef exam at the Culinary Institute of America, the most influential cooking school in the country, Ruhlman enters the lives and kitchens of rising star Michael Symon and the renowned Thomas Keller of the French Laundry. This fascinating audiobook will satisfy any listener's hunger for knowledge about cooking and food, the secrets of successful chefs, at what point cooking becomes an art form, and more.

Like Ruhlman's The Making of a Chef, this is an instant classic in food writing - one of the fastest growing and most popular subjects today.

©2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.; ©2001 Michael Ruhlman

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    Peter Y. Chapman San Diego, CA 10-27-14
    Peter Y. Chapman San Diego, CA 10-27-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Surprisingly good!"

    I was worried when this book started out as I was thinking it was just another book trying to capitalize on the reality show / Iron Chef craze. The beginning covers the Master Chef exam and was like that. So, initially I was turned off but then the author began to detail a chef, really getting into the person behind the title. He then covered another, the head chef of the French Laundry in Napa Valley. The horizon of cooking then just really began to open through masterful story development. It helps that Michael Ruhlman actually went to the CIA, took classes and has developed a real insight into the craft of cooking and chefs.
    The narration was excellent, a good narrator really opens up a book as it should be.
    I highly recommend this book.

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    Robert Barkoski Fort Lauderdale, FL USA 03-03-15
    Robert Barkoski Fort Lauderdale, FL USA 03-03-15 Member Since 2015

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    I loved this, found myself telling my wife about the various life experiences in this work. Very well narrated!

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    Julianna 02-19-15
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    "It all comes together"

    It took awhile to get into. I found the whole first part rather boring, but then parts 2 and 3 were fantastic and brought in elements from part 1, which made it all worth it. I love hearing about food and cooking and the heart behind accomplished chefs, so I it was a fun read.

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    Amazon Customer COLLEGE PARK, MD, United States 01-27-15
    Amazon Customer COLLEGE PARK, MD, United States 01-27-15
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    The author ties together explorations of several chefs and types of cooking to explore what makes (one type of) greatness in the culinary world.

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    "For the passion of creating good food..."
    What did you love best about The Soul of a Chef?

    Insight to the passion that some have for creating food, the detail at which they do it, and the never ending drive one needs to work in this profession.


    What other book might you compare The Soul of a Chef to and why?

    Ruhlman's others


    What does Donald Corren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Some additional tonal emphasis


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The description of the Master Chef testing


    Any additional comments?

    Insightful glimpse into being an American chef...

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