Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Yep, that’s the amount I just racked up on my credit card in the name of education. I just purchased sixteen of the “must have” books for chef wannabes:

  • Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
  • The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection
  • The Oxford Companion to Food
  • Aquavit: And the New Scandinavian Cuisine
  • Essentials of Cooking
  • The Elements of Taste
  • Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume One
  • Sauces: Classical and Contemporary Sauce Making
  • Cooking by Hand
  • Larousse Gastronomique
  • On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
  • The New Making of a Cook: The Art, Techniques, And Science Of Good Cooking
  • Bouchon
  • Escoffier: The Complete Guide to the Art of Modern Cookery
  • Cookwise: The Secrets of Cooking Revealed
  • The French Laundry Cookbook
They should be arriving in 5-7 business days, at which time I will quit blogging and begin reading. Or, start blogging about reading. Or, maybe I’ll just post pretty pictures of the books. Or the things I cook from the books. Oh, the possibilities are endless.


susannah said...

kitchen confidential is one of the BEST books. it is disturbing on so many different more buffet on sundays!!

tracy said...

chefs can read?????

Toni said...

Ohhhh I love it...I'm going to have to check out some of these books. I probably have a few of them and just don't remember!