Don't Try This at Home: Culinary Catastrophes from the World's Greatest Chefs
Finally in paperback, the hugely popular anthology in which forty of the world's greatest chefs, including Anthony Bourdain, Daniel Boulud, and Ferrán Adrià, reveal their worst kitchen disasters. From Gabrielle Hamilton on hiring a blind line cook to Michel Richard on rescuing a wrecked cake to... show more
Finally in paperback, the hugely popular anthology in which forty of the world's greatest chefs, including Anthony Bourdain, Daniel Boulud, and Ferrán Adrià, reveal their worst kitchen disasters. From Gabrielle Hamilton on hiring a blind line cook to Michel Richard on rescuing a wrecked cake to Eric Ripert on being the clumsiest waiter in the room, these behind-the-scenes accounts are as wildly entertaining as they are revealing. A delicious reminder that even the chefs we most admire aren't always perfect, Don't Try This at Home is a hilarious must-have for anyone who's ever burned dinner.
Publish date: October 2nd 2007
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, Food And Drink
, Food Writing
This book turned out to be a mixed bag for me. There are 4 or 5 stories I thought were very funny or interesting and I mentioned two of those (the owl and the eels) in a previous post. There were a handful that made me want to reach into the book and smack the chefs who wrote them. The majority wer...
Not as good as I had expected, unfortunately. It's a collection of essays written by several different chefs, making it very clear that while some chefs can write as well as they cook... others definitely can't.Which is fine - I don't expect them to - but it does seem off in a book like this.Some of...
Don't read this at home. A chapter or two in the library is enough. Its deadly boring, worse than a bad meal out.
I'll admit that though I'm a very good cook, and with my partner own somewhere in the neighborhood of 130 cookbooks, I don't own cookbooks by any of the chefs represented in this collection. I have nothing against them, but I've never heard of most of them. This means that I read the anthology witho...
A very funny, over the top collection of stories from famous chefs, both television or not. This one looks at those days when things go very very very wrong, and a chef finds themselves in the middle of chaos. Considering that many in that chaos are angry, have short tempers and are usually handling...