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

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'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 is the author of five books, including the international bestseller, The Almost Nearly Perfect People, winner of the British Guild of Travel Writers award for Book of the Year, and Sushi and Beyond, which won the Guild of Food Writers award

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"The most enjoyable book about food I've read since Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential" * Mail on Sunday * "An entertaining romp through Parisian kitchen life" * Daily Telegraph * "Fast-paced, laugh-a-page...[with] more tips than a library of Gordon Ramsay books" * Metro * "Booth's prose is as easily digestible as you hope his food is: he's as sharp as a Michelin chef's collection of knives ... A flavoursome offering" * Time Out * "Gloriously funny...engaging, insightful, informative and even touching... style that's irresistible" * Independent on Sunday *

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