The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry

The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry : Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World's Most Famous Cooking School

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Kathleen Flinn's unforgettable, New York Times Bestselling account of her French culinary adventures Kathleen Flinn was a thirty-six-year-old middle manager trapped on the corporate ladder - until her boss eliminated her job. Instead of sulking, she took the opportunity to check out of the rat race for good - cashing in her savings, moving to Paris, and landing a spot at the venerable Le Cordon Blue cooking school. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry is the funny and inspiring account of her struggle in a stew of hot-tempered, chefs, competitive classmates, her own "wretchedly inadequate" French - and how she mastered the basics of French cuisine. Filled with rich, sensual details of her time in the kitchen - the ingredients, cooking techniques, wine, and more than two dozen recipes - and the vibrant sights and sounds of the markets, shops, and avenues of Paris, it is also a journey of self-discovery, transformation, and, ultimately, love.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 137.16 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 272.15g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143114131
  • 9780143114130
  • 330,420

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? 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"
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About Kathleen Flinn

Kathleen Flinn has been a writer and journalist for nearly twenty years. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, USA Weekend, Men's Fitness and many other publications. She is a proud member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the Author's Guild. She divides her time between Seattle and southwest Florida.
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