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    Richard Johnson Guest

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    Dear All,

    I'm interested in the psychology of the great chefs. And the mentality of
    the kitchen. Why the stress? Why 'the brigade'? Why all the spats? Is it
    macho? Where do women fit in? Is it changing? With lots of anecdotes about
    the atmosphere of the hotplate....Has anybody read anything about this?

    Best wishes,


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    Richard



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    aem Guest

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    On Aug 18, 12:31*pm, "Richard Johnson" <rich...@rjsj.demon.co.uk>
    wrote:
    > Dear All,
    >
    > I'm interested in the psychology of the great chefs. And the mentality of
    > the kitchen. Why the stress? Why 'the brigade'? Why all the spats? Is it
    > macho? Where do women fit in? Is it changing? With lots of anecdotes about
    > the atmosphere of the hotplate....Has anybody read anything about this?
    >

    There's quite a lot written about all this. Two you might start with
    are:

    If You Can Stand the Heat: Tales from Chefs and Restaurateurs by
    Dawn Davis

    Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain.

    Just by googling those two you'll find more ....

    The first profiles well-known chefs and sets out the issues involved
    in the tough restaurant business.

    The second is a very colorful behind the scenes memoir of Bourdain's
    years in the restaurant business, including high-end and not so high-
    end places. He's very critical of himself and many others. -aem

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    Leonard Blaisdell Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Richard Johnson" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm interested in the psychology of the great chefs. And the mentality of
    > the kitchen. Why the stress? Why 'the brigade'? Why all the spats?


    I don't know nothin' about the great chefs, although, and this is just a
    guess, they all wear spats so they won't get grease on their shoes.

    leo

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