Apprentice My Life in the Kitchen

ISBN-10: 0618444114
ISBN-13: 9780618444113
Edition: 2003
Authors: Jacques Pepin
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/7/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

From the moment of its publication, The Apprentice established itself as an "instant classic" (Anthony Bourdain). With sparkling wit and occasional pathos, the man whom Julia Child has called "the best chef in America" tells the captivating story of his rise from a terrified thirteen-year-old toiling in an Old World French kitchen to an American superstar who ad-libbed and demonstrated culinary wizardry as the cameras rolled and changed American tastes.The Apprentice is an engrossing tale of the modern cooking scene and how it came to be, told from an engaging personal perspective. The story begins in prewar France, with young Jacques cutting his teeth in his mother's small restaurants. Moving to Paris, it offers tantalizing glimpses of Sartre and Genet. In his role as Charles de Gaulle's personal chef, Jacques witnesses history being made from behind the swinging door of the kitchen.In America, he rejects an offer to be chef in the Kennedy White House, choosing instead to work at Howard Johnson's. He then proceeds to make some history of his own, creating a revolution with a band of fellow food lovers: Julia Child, James Beard, and Craig Claiborne. Culinary high jinks and revealing portraits ensue. The Apprentice also includes well-loved recipes, from Maman's Cheese Souffl to Chicken Salad la Danny Kaye.

He served as the personal chef to Charles de Gualle. He earned his degrees in 18th-century French literature at Columbia University. He lives in Madison, Connecticut.

Acknowledgments
The War Years
The Call of the Stove
My Appenticeship
Seasons
Paris
Le Plaza Athenee
Cooking for Presidents
Home Again
New York, New World
Only in America
Cooking with Friends
Gloria
Living off the Land
Soup's On
Teaching
Writing
Television
Gloria's Restaurant
A New Way to Cook
Index

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