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    aem Guest

    Default So You Wannabe a Chef?

    Those of you talking about blogs should at least be aware that there
    are a handful being written by real chefs. Michael Ruhlman is one
    such, and the current entry reprints an entire chapter from Anthony
    Bourdain's new book. No real surprises in how he addresses the
    captioned question, but if you like Bourdain, a fun read. Then when
    you finish that you can prowl around Ruhlman's blog. -aem

    http://ruhlman.com/

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    Serene Vannoy Guest

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    On 09/21/2010 05:18 PM, aem wrote:
    > Those of you talking about blogs should at least be aware that there
    > are a handful being written by real chefs. Michael Ruhlman is one
    > such, and the current entry reprints an entire chapter from Anthony
    > Bourdain's new book. No real surprises in how he addresses the
    > captioned question, but if you like Bourdain, a fun read. Then when
    > you finish that you can prowl around Ruhlman's blog. -aem
    >
    > http://ruhlman.com/


    Some other chef blogs I'm enjoying:

    http://www.davidlebovitz.com/
    http://www.rickbayless.com/blog/
    http://www.doriegreenspan.com/
    http://markbittman.com/

    Think what you will of the chefs themselves, but I'm enjoying their blogs.

    Serene

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    New post: Three-ingredient Fudge

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    notbob Guest

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    On 2010-09-22, aem <[email protected]> wrote:
    > such, and the current entry reprints an entire chapter from Anthony
    > Bourdain's new book. No real surprises in how he addresses the
    > captioned question, but if you like Bourdain, a fun read. Then when
    > you finish that you can prowl around Ruhlman's blog. -aem


    It's one of the few chapters in Bourdain's new book worth reading, so
    take advantage of this opportunity.

    <http://ruhlman.com/2010/09/so-you-wanna-be-a-chef%e2%80%94-by-bourdain-2.html>

    Having read the rest of the book, I can't make the same
    recommendation. A lot of it is Tony purging his soul about selling
    out, past regrets, and a buncha other things he seems like he needs to
    unburden himself of and is so personal, one feels like a voyeur, or
    worse, jes doesn't care. Then he goes into a name dropping frenzy
    that never seems to end. The book really is aimed at fellow cooks,
    cuz I had no idea of who 95% of the people and restaurants he goes on
    and on and on about, are. I doubt most other readers will, either.
    Another chapter seems to be about how many adjectives he can summon up
    to describe some of his favorite foods. It actually gets a bit
    tedious. OTOH, I still enjoyed the book, somewhat, as Tony is a good
    wordsmith and has a good sense of humor. The best thing I can say
    about it is, I got a few good chuckles.

    If you are thinking about buying the book, I'd wait for the paperback
    or check it out from the library, which is what I did.

    nb

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    Omelet Guest

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    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    aem <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Those of you talking about blogs should at least be aware that there
    > are a handful being written by real chefs. Michael Ruhlman is one
    > such, and the current entry reprints an entire chapter from Anthony
    > Bourdain's new book. No real surprises in how he addresses the
    > captioned question, but if you like Bourdain, a fun read. Then when
    > you finish that you can prowl around Ruhlman's blog. -aem
    >
    > http://ruhlman.com/


    But some "chefs" cannot cook their way out of a paper bag... I've seen
    some make the ancient mistake of pink gravy using red wine. ;-)

    You have to have a sense and feel for cooking. No amount of
    professional "training" can replace that.

    You either have it or you don't.
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    no influence on society. -- Mark Twain

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    Christopher Helms Guest

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    On Sep 21, 7:49*pm, Serene Vannoy <ser...@serenepages.org> wrote:
    > On 09/21/2010 05:18 PM, aem wrote:
    >
    > > Those of you talking about blogs should at least be aware that there
    > > are a handful being written by real chefs. *Michael Ruhlman is one
    > > such, and the current entry reprints an entire chapter from Anthony
    > > Bourdain's new book. *No real surprises in how he addresses the
    > > captioned question, but if you like Bourdain, a fun read. *Then when
    > > you finish that you can prowl around Ruhlman's blog. * * -aem

    >
    > >http://ruhlman.com/

    >
    > Some other chef blogs I'm enjoying:
    >
    > http://www.davidlebovitz.com/http://...rkbittman.com/
    >
    > Think what you will of the chefs themselves, but I'm enjoying their blogs..
    >
    > Serene



    One of the things I like about Food Network is they don't toss the
    term "Chef" around lightly. If they put the C Word next to your name,
    that means you actually graduated from a high end culinary school and
    earned the title.


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    Dan Abel Guest

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    In article
    <fc340810-f946-4143-b05c-1048e4f0aa73@c[email protected]>,
    Christopher Helms <[email protected]> wrote:


    > One of the things I like about Food Network is they don't toss the
    > term "Chef" around lightly. If they put the C Word next to your name,
    > that means you actually graduated from a high end culinary school and
    > earned the title.


    That's not my experience at all. Although Food Network is run by the
    marketing people, what happens on the show isn't controlled that
    tightly. If Tim Allen, on "Chopped", wants to call every single
    contestant Chef X, he does. And he does. Some of them are pretty
    incompetent.

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    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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    Christopher Helms Guest

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    On Sep 24, 10:08*am, Dan Abel <da...@sonic.net> wrote:
    > In article
    > <fc340810-f946-4143-b05c-1048e4f0a...@c21g2000vba.googlegroups.com>,
    > *Christopher Helms <Chrishelms...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    > > One of the things I like about Food Network is they don't toss the
    > > term "Chef" around lightly. If they put the C Word next to your name,
    > > that means you actually graduated from a high end culinary school and
    > > earned the title.

    >
    > That's not my experience at all. *Although Food Network is run by the
    > marketing people, what happens on the show isn't controlled that
    > tightly. *If Tim Allen, on "Chopped", wants to call every single
    > contestant Chef X, he does. *And he does. *Some of them are pretty
    > incompetent.



    I've never seen a single episode of 'Chopped,' being rather fed up
    with food competition shows. Ted Allen (Tim Allen is the tool guy on
    an unrelated show that is no longer in production) should know
    better.

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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    Sycophant wrote:

    > some "chefs" cannot cook their way out of a paper bag... I've seen
    > some make the ancient mistake of pink gravy using red wine. ;-)


    Why do you think that's a mistake?

    Bob

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