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    Knives at Dawn: America's Quest for Culinary Glory at the Legendary Bocuse D'Or Competition (CD-Audio) By (author) Andrew Friedman, Narrator Sean Runnette

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    DescriptionThe Bocuse d'Or is the real-life "Top Chef," a biannual cooking competition in France featuring teams from twenty-four countries vying for the top honors. Named after Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest, most influential living chefs, the Bocuse d'Or has become the most sophisticated and closely watched cook-off in the world. Ironically, though American cuisine now rates among the best in the world, a U.S. team has never placed among the top three in the competition. In 2008, under the auspices of renowned chefs Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller, the two-person U.S. team of Timothy Hollingsworth and Adina Guest trained in a specially outfitted facility in preparation for the 2009 competition with the goal of a best-ever showing for the United States. With unparalleled behind-the-scenes access, Andrew Friedman follows the American contestants and other hopefuls as they spend months training to cook and serve their dishes just once, over the course of five and a half tense hours, in an arena filled with a thousand screaming spectators. Along the way, he paints intimate portraits of Boulud and Keller, two of the leading culinary figures of their generation, revealing their hopes and aspirations for their proteges as well as for American cuisine. Through this compelling sports-meets-cooking story, Friedman explores the clash of culinary titans and cultures in a real-world kitchen stadium and ratchets up the suspense of who will reign supreme.


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    Title
    Knives at Dawn
    Subtitle
    America's Quest for Culinary Glory at the Legendary Bocuse D'Or Competition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Friedman, Narrator Sean Runnette
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400165094
    ISBN 10: 1400165091
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: FOO
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 240
    BIC subject category V2: WBN
    Abridged Dewey: 641
    LC classification: TX
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    DC22: 641.59
    BISAC V2.8: CKB045000, CKB101000
    B&T Approval Code: A97406015
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54540
    Thema V1.0: WBN
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    21 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Andrew Friedman is coauthor, with James Blake, of "Breaking Back," a "New York Times" bestseller. He has written for the "O, The Oprah Magazine," among other publications. Sean Runnette, a multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has produced several Audie Award-winning audiobooks. He is a member of the American Repertory Theater company, and his television and film appearances include "Two If by Sea," "Copland," "Sex and the City," "Law & Order," and "Third Watch."
    Review quote
    "Runnette ideally captures the impeccable French accent required.... Most notably, he imparts the competition's mounting suspense as the aspiring chefs, their vainglorious mentors, and struggling proteges strive for the prized honor." ---AudioFile