How to Cook Like A Man

How to Cook Like A Man

Memoir of Cookbook Obsession

Book - 2012
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"When Daniel Duane became a father, this San Francisco surfer and climber found himself trapped at home with no clue how to contribute. Inept at so many domestic tasks, and less than eager to change diapers, he took on dinner duty. Duane had a few tricks: pasta, stir-fry - well, actually, those were his only two tricks. But he had a biographical anomaly: Chef Alice Waters had been his preschool teacher. So he cracked one of her Chez Panisse cookbooks and cooked his way through it. And so it went with all seven of her other cookbooks, then on to those of other famous chefs-thousands of recipes in all, amounting to an epic eight-year cooking journey. Butchering whole lambs at home, teaching himself to make classic veal stock, even hunting pigs in Maui and fishing for salmon in Alaska, Duane so thoroughly immersed himself in the modern food world that he met and cooked with a striking number of his heroes: writing a book with Alice Waters; learning offal cookery hands-on from the great Fergus Henderson; even finagling seven straight hours of one-on-one private lessons from the chef he admires above all others, Thomas Keller."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York ; Bloomsbury, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Description: xv, 204 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781608191024
1608191028
Branch Call Number: 641.5092 Dua

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AL_KATI Mar 30, 2017

A funny and honest account of a new father who becomes obsessed (OBSESSED!) with culinary perfection. If you like reading about food--and I'm talking like let's go dive for abalone and then cook 'em as Duane did--you'll enjoy this.

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