September 21, 2008

The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry

The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry
Love, Laughter And Tears In Paris At The World's Most Famous Cooking School

by Kathleen Flinn

A lovely jaunt with Flinn through her culinary training at the renown Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.

Flinn's characters are charming and carved from everyday life, like meeting new friends or revisiting old. Flipping through the pages I relived a bit of my culinary training. Techniques that I have put on the back burner, like boning an entire chicken without removing the skin, turning veggies and time involved sauces.

The final exams brought back butterflies. Temperamental chefs fortunately caused laughter instead of tears and "les femmes du Cordon Bleu" flooded in memories of all of my own culinary compatriots.

A delightful read akin to sipping a glass of champagne. Highly recommended for anyone that has ever dreamed of leaving their current job in pursuit of a passion or simply for those who love to cook and enjoy the intricacies of a delicious meal.

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