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    The Hunger: A Story of Food, Desire, and Ambition (Hardback) By (author) John DeLucie, By (author) Graydon Carter

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    Description A page-turning memoir from the chef of The Waverly Inn, New York City's vaunted celebrity gathering spot "The Hunger" is an insider's romp through the crazy life of the restaurant business, told by a journeyman chef who fought his way to the top. Trapped in a dead-end job, John DeLucie called it quits and invested his meager savings in a ten-week cooking class. Upon completion, armed with no professional experience and the barest of basic skills, he walked into the renowned gourmet shop Dean & DeLuca and asked for a job. The next day he found himself chopping forty pounds of onions in the prep-kitchen basement. A glamorous new chapter had begun. DeLucie worked his way up the bumpy NYC food chain, from executive chef at La Bottega to Nick & Toni's in East Hampton, eventually finding his way to The Waverly Inn, which he opened with publishing magnate Graydon Carter and several partners. It was here that John married his mastery of simple but unique flavors with Carter's A+ list of glitterati to create downtown's hottest eatery. "The Hunger" tracks John though the pitfalls of cooking for a living, as well as the roller-coaster ride that became his personal life. Woven into the grit are the stories behind some of DeLucie's signature recipes, including New York's "Best High-End Burger" and the now famous truffled mac and cheese. Here is John's tale about food, desire, and appetite--and how one person overcame all odds to make it in the fiercely competitive world of food.


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    Title
    The Hunger
    Subtitle
    A Story of Food, Desire, and Ambition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John DeLucie, By (author) Graydon Carter
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061579240
    ISBN 10: 0061579246
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 641.5092
    Libri: ENGM1075
    DC22: 641.5092
    BISAC V2.8: CKB030000
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14510
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: E6
    B&T Approval Code: A97402000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Libri: KOCH3089
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TX649.D47 A3 2009
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, BIO000000
    Publisher
    Ecco Press
    Imprint name
    Ecco Press
    Publication date
    01 May 2009
    Review quote
    "DeLucie provides an excellent balance of personal details and authentic backstage culinary tales. . . . DeLucie's is a satisfying triumph of hard work and stick-to-it-ness." -- Publishers Weekly