The Soul Of A Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection

Paperback | August 1, 2001

byMichael Ruhlman

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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 renowned Thomas Keller of the French Laundry. This fascinating book will satisfy any reader'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.

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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 an...

Michael Ruhlman’s classic book on professional cooking—winner of the IACP Cookbook AwardIn his second in-depth foray into the world of professional cooking, The Soul of a Chef, Michael Ruhlman journeys into the heart of the profession. Observing the rigorous Certified Master Chef exam at the Culinary Institute of America, the most infl...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.42 × 5.47 × 0.78 inPublished:August 1, 2001Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from One will only know what perfection really is after reading this account by Ruhlman
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Micheal Ruhlman did a great job putting three different stories together in this one. Part one is a near-perfect portrait of what a chef goes through to even get a shot at a CMC title. Parts two and three give us a great inside look at two very different kitchens with two very different chefs. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the culinary industry.
Date published: 2004-11-15

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Table of Contents

The Soul of a ChefPart One: Certified Master Chef Exam (or the Objective Truth of Great Cooking)
Part Two: Lola
Part Three: Journey Toward Perfection
Epilogue: It Begins When You Wake Up
Appendix
Acknowledgments