Wednesday, September 20, 2006

$452.91

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.

3 comments:

susannah said...

kitchen confidential is one of the BEST books. it is disturbing on so many different levels...no 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!