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    The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School (Paperback) By (author) Kathleen Flinn

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    DescriptionA true story of food, Paris, and the fulfilment of a lifelong dream In 2003, Kathleen Flinn, a thirty-six-year-old American living in London, returned from holiday to find that her corporate job had been terminated. Ignoring her mother's concern that she get another job immediately or never get hired anywhere ever again, Flinn cleared out her savings and moved to Paris to pursue a dream - a diploma from the famed Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry is the touching and remarkably funny account of Flinn's transformation as she moves through the school's intense programme and falls deeply in love along the way. More than two dozen recipes are interwoven within this unique look inside Le Cordon Bleu amid battles with demanding chefs, competitive classmates and her 'wretchedly inadequate' French. Flinn offers a vibrant portrait of Paris, one in which the sights and sounds of the city's street markets and purveyors come alive in rich detail. The ultimate wish fulfilment book, her story is a true testament to pursuing a dream.


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    Title
    The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry
    Subtitle
    Love, Laughter and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kathleen Flinn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 332 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780749951634
    ISBN 10: 074995163X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FOO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.0
    BIC subject category V2: WBA, BT
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    DC22: 641.507114436
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    PIATKUS BOOKS
    Publication date
    27 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Kathleen Flinn has been a writer and journalist for nearly 20 years. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, USA Today, Men's Fitness and many other publications. She divides her time between Seattle, Washington and Southwest Florida.
    Review quote
    ? An engaging story about a fantasy fulfilled. It's "Under the Tuscan Sun" goes to cooking school.? ?Michael Ruhlman, author of "The Elements of Cooking" and "The Soul of a Chef" ? A joy to read . . . A compelling story about learning to cook and learning to love at the same time, told with humility, humor, and passion.? ?Bill Radke, host of NPR's "Weekend America" ? This tasty offering . . . seems destined to earn an honored place on the crowded bookshelves of many foodie readers.? ?"Seattle Post-Intelligencer"