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

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If you enjoy cooking, like memoirs, travel, want a good true romantic story, or just want to read some great writing, try this. One year at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris with Kathleen Flinn and you feel as if you've gone through all the same highs and lows as she does, and you come out stronger.



The prequel to Kathleen Flinn's unforgettable account of her French culinary adventures -"Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good - "is available this August
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.

About the Author

Kathleen Flinn is a journalist whose work has appeared in publications including the "chicago Tribune" and the author of "The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry".
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143114130
ISBN-10: 0143114131
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: October 2008
Pages: 290
Language: English