'The Sharper Your Knife' book on Cordon Bleu on NPR
I was wondering if anyone has read The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry? I heard the author on NPR's Talk of the Nation yesterday. The gist is that she had a corporate job, lost it and then cleared out her savings to study at Cordon Bleu in Paris. She was on for almost an hour. Very interesting interview. It turns out they have electric stoves at the school. I just ordered it on Amazon.
Here's the link on NPR's site, which also has an excerpt and some recipes:
I'd love to quit my day job study cooking in Paris, but then, who wouldn't?
I just started reading it this morning - very engagingly written - am looking forward to picking it up again on the way home (NYC subway).
So far I like it a lot better than "Service Included" by Phoebe Damrosch which I just finished - interesting enough but would have liked more on Per Se, less on the writer's personal life.
I just finished reading it and agree with the other posts above. If you liked Heat or My Life in France, you'll definitely like this title.
The recipes are appealling as well. Lots of classics such as coq au vin but some international dishes and nice updates on the traditionals such as grilled herb leg of lamb with white beans.
I came back to post a link to a trip giveaway to Paris connected to the book. You can find it here: http://kathleenflinn.com/paristrip.html
I love Kathleen Flinn! when you're as talented a writer and storyteller as she, then you have a best-selling book from your experience. (that's a prediction! I heard her read quite a few excerpts from the book last spring at the Foodwriters Symposium at Greenbrier.
Have to order the book!