Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World's Most Famous Cooking School

ISBN-10: 0143114131

ISBN-13: 9780143114130

Edition: 2008

Authors: Kathleen Flinn

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This is the funny and inspiring account of Kathleen Flinns struggle in a stew of hot-tempered chefs, competitive classmates, her own wretchedly inadequate French, and the basics of French cuisine. Flinn was a thirty-six-year-old middle manager trapped on the corporate ladderuntil her boss eliminated her job. So she cashed in her savings and moved to Paris to pursue her lifelong dream of attending the venerable Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. Fans of Julie & Juliaand the late Julia Child will be richly rewarded by this vibrant tale of self-discovery, transformation, and ultimately love.
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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Kathleen Flinn has been a writer and journalist for nearly twenty years. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, USA Weekend, Men's Fitness and many other publications. She is a proud member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the Author's Guild. She divides her time between Seattle and southwest Florida.

Author's Note
Prologue: This Is Not for Pretend
Basic Cuisine
Life Is Not a Dress Rehearsal
Lost in Translation
Culinary Boot Camp
Taking Stock
Memoirs of a Quiche
La Vie en Rose
No Bones About It
Splitting Hares
The Souffle Also Rises
As the Vegetables Turn
Final Exam-Basic
Intermediate Cuisine
Class Break: Spain
C'est la Vie, C'est la Guerre
A Week in Provence
Rites of Passage
The Silence of the Lamb
"I Am a Pizza for Kathleen"
A Sauce Thicker Than Blood
La Catastrophe Americaine
Bon Travail
Final exam-Intermediate
Superior Cuisine
Class Break: Normandy, then America
Back in Bleu
Great Expectations
Gods, Monsters, and Slaves
La Danse
Bye-bye, Lobster
I Didn't Always Hate My Job
An American Hospital in Paris
Final Exam-Superior
Epilogue: Thanksgiving in Paris
Extra Recipes
Selected Bibliography
Index of Recipes
Menu Guide for Book Clubs
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