Sharper your Knife the Less you cry
- ISBN: 9780749951634
- SKU: 2030301003264
I sit by the window, contemplating the French rooftop, reflecting on the whirlwind day. For the first time in weeks, I feel as if I can breathe. I am alone in Paris, the eve of my first, full day at Le Cordon Bleu. I flip open my binder, reading the rules, the chef bios, the explanation of cuts of meat and conversion charts, and finally the ingredient lists for the recipes. As I close the cover, I marvel at what's printed there, "Kathleen Flinn, Cuisine de Base, Hiver 2004". I'm really here.'
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. 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 program 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 fulfillment book, her story is a true testament to pursuing a dream.
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