i thought the book was great. I gave it a 4.9 out of five. Two of the women, did not agree, they gave it a 3.5 and under that. The other two ladies really liked it with scores in the fours, but not as high as mine.
This guy tells it like it is, is funny and a bit if a bad boy (some of us love…at least in fantasy, none of us wanted to be married to him. Ha ha! ) I would encourage someone to read it. In fact I think it should be high school English mandatory reading. ?..get an education!
I’ve worked in a kitchen , in fact, while we were on our road trip I had the opportunity to stop in…..I only wish I was fast enough to have asked the cook slumped outside on a cigarette break for a photograph….ah well, this will have to do. No longer sixteen, and no longer a dishwasher , I also worked part time in a hospital kitchen…every second was accounted for and I was scared to death of the cooks in both places.
Photo credit niece Maggie , bad lighting..she did her best , thanks Maggie!
back to the book.
Some of the ladies thought it was like a text book. Some skimmed the too detailed discriptions, but keep in mind he wrote this book for other cooks. It is a sub culture not everyone is aware of, and being a chef, running a resturant is hard work .
He says the food network and super star chefs have changed this world, raised the bar, and it’s a good thing. I tend to agree with that.
Really…this book is a bit old now, not necessarily a must read, but definately written well, I’d like to read one of his novels and I would read anything else he puts out there if I have the time.
we ate at a nice resturant in our downtown, sorry I forgot to get a group shot! Eeek
i just couldn’t bring myself to wear the pants I had made and frankly , this is not gonna be my favorite outfit…but it was fun just the same.
I had my five star dinner at my friend Lena’s house just before we went on the road trip ….yummm, very Italian
Lena and her husband had just bought a new car….I feel like I’m Anthony Bourdan in his Italy episode, “no reservations”
Did you see that one where he is driving the fancy convertible around the hills and cliff ? No? Oh it’s a good one. Catch it on you tube, if you like.
thanks Lena, it was delicious!
heres a Flickr flash back when I was doing the one hundred stranger group.
Gary, Montana’s Cookhouse.
Mike B&D quality meats
Bob, hot dog stand
yeap…….. I enjoyed the book.
Our next read is called The Nest by Cynathia D’Aprip Sweeney
thanks for visiting me here.
ill get to those puppies next
Till the next time
Joyce. All photos taken by author unless otherwise stated