Doing without Delia: Tales of Triumph and Disaster in a French Kitchen

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9780099494232: Doing without Delia: Tales of Triumph and Disaster in a French Kitchen

'The next Bill Bryson.’ New York Times

Michael Booth has had his fill of celebrity chefs and their 'on the table in five minutes' recipes. He wants to learn how to cook properly, so he burns his cookery books and, together with his young family, heads for a new life in Paris - reasoning that, if anyone can be trusted to make food complicated, it's the French.

Embarking on the ultimate foodie's fantasy, he enrols at the world's most famous cooking school, Le Cordon Bleu, where wise and battle-scarred French chefs commence their transformation of him into a professional cook.

Along the way Booth shares the insider tips and secret techniques of classical cuisine. His odyssey takes him from trauma to triumph, ending in the white-hot heat of the Michelin-starred kitchen of the greatest chef in France.

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Michael Booth has had his fill of celebrity chefs and their 'on the table in five minutes' recipes. He wants to learn how to cook properly, so he burns his cookery books and, together with his young family, heads for a new life in Paris - reasoning that, if anyone can be trusted to make food complicated, it's the French.

Embarking on the ultimate foodie's fantasy, he enrols at the world's most famous cooking school, Le Cordon Bleu, where wise and battle-scarred French chefs commence their transformation of him into a professional cook.

Along the way Booth shares the insider tips and secret techniques of classical cuisine. His odyssey takes him from trauma to triumph, ending in the white-hot heat of the Michelin-starred kitchen of the greatest chef in France.

Review:

Mail on Sunday `...the most enjoyable book about food I've read since Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential'

The Daily Telegraph `Michael Booth's entertaining romp through Parisian kitchen life'

Time Out '...as sharp as a Michelin chef's collection of knives... A flavoursome offering.'

Bookseller `hysterically funny account of an English cook's experiences at the Cordon Bleu in Paris...Bill Bryson for gastronerds...I loved it'

Metro `fast-paced, laugh-a-page...[with] more tips than a library of Gordon Ramsay books'

The London Paper 'Hilarious account of a Brit chef's time at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.'

The Good Book Guide 'Mouth-watering and hilarious'

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