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Multcolib Research Picks Kitchen Memoirs

Climbing the Mango Trees
Climbing the Mango Trees A Memoir of A Childhood in India By Jaffrey, Madhur (Book - 2006 ) B-Ja181c 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Jaffrey is Britain's most highly regarded Indian cookery writer. Her life in food began in the days of the raj in Delhi.

My Life in France
My Life in France By Child, Julia (Book - 2006 ) B-Ch436m 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Here is the captivating story of Julia Child's years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found "her true calling." This memoir is laced with wonderful stories about the French character, particularly in the world of food, and the way of life that Julia embraced so wholeheartedly. Bon appétit!--From publisher description.

Blood, Bones, & Butter
Blood, Bones, & Butter The Inadvertent Education of A Reluctant Chef By Hamilton, Gabrielle (Book - 2011 ) 641.5092 H2181b 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:"I wanted an unassuming way to slip into the shallow end of the pool of New York City restaurants," wrote Gabrielle Hamilton in an essay in Food & Wine magazine about her decision to open the restaurant Prune in 1999. "I wanted to cook for my neighbors." New York Times

Restaurant Man
Restaurant Man By Bastianich, Joseph (Book - 2012 ) B-Ba2964r 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:In his memoir Restaurant Man, Joe Bastianich charts his culinary journey from working in his parents' red-sauce joint to becoming one of the country's most successful restauranteurs. Joe first learned the ropes from his father, Felice Bastianich, the ultrapragmatic, self-proclaimed restaurant man. After college and a year on Wall Street, Joe bought a one-way ticket to Italy and worked in restaurants and vineyards. Upon his return to New York, he partnered with his mother Lidia, and soon joined forces with Mario Batali, establishing one superlative restaurant after another"--Provided by publisher.

Yes, Chef
Yes, Chef By Samuelsson, Marcus (Book - 2012 ) 641.5092 S1939y 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation: "It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother's house and helps her prepare a roast chicken for dinner. The grandmother is Swedish, a retired domestic. The boy is Ethiopian and adopted, and he will grow up to become the world-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson. This book is his love letter to food and family in all its manifestations.

Medium Raw
Medium Raw A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook By Bourdain, Anthony (Book - 2010 ) B-Bo666m 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Bourdain doesn't mince words or spare the details of the cooking trade.

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