Multcolib Research Picks Kitchen Memoirs
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.
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
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.
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.