The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen

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Product Description The Emmy Award-winning television cooking show host traces his rise from an intimidated thirteen-year-old apprentice to a famous chef, recounting such events as his work under prestigious teachers, his journey to America, and his experiences with contemporaries. Simultaneous. Review "Prose as joyful and rich as the author's food." Kirkus Reviews ".....a delicious book...a joy." -The New York Times Book Review The New York Times Book Review "The real pleasure of this book is spending time with a thoughtful and sophisticated man, one whose memories and thoughts inevitably turn to food and cooking." - Epicurious "The kind of well-prepared prose you want to devour slowly." The Oregonian "A well written, funny, sad, informative and always enchanting account of an incredible career. . . An instant classic." Anthony Bourdain, author of Kitchen Confidential "A feast." People Magazine "Pepin writes the way most chefs wish they could cook. . . (The Apprentice) goes down like a feast. . . a worthy indulgence." Gentleman's Quarterly "An appetizing read." The Oregonian "A fun chronicle of a half century of progress in the American kitchen." - Saveur About the Author JACQUES PEPIN  has written twenty-five cookbooks, including the best-selling Jacques Pépin Fast Food My Way, More Fast Food My Way, and his memoir, The Apprentice. He has also starred in numerous acclaimed cooking series on public television. He has won multiple James Beard Awards, several IACP Cookbook Awards, and the Legion of Honor, France's highest distinction. From AudioFile As one of the world's most celebrated chefs, Jacques Pépinhas much to share when it comes to great food. However, this memoir isevery bit as delicious as one of his finest recipes. Free of anypretension, complaint, or histrionics, Pépin's story recallsdifficult times in war-torn France, fighting invaders and poverty withequal determination. Michel Chevalier offers a perfect voice forPépin's anecdotes and memories, using his musical French accent toadd just the right flavor. Any reader who loves food and a good storywill enjoy listening to this memoir. Add this to your reading list andtake a trip to France without ever leaving home. L.B.F. ©AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine