Michael Ruhlman





Michael Ruhlman


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Michael Ruhlman (born 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American writer. He is the author of 11 books, and is best known for his work about and in collaboration with American chefs, as well as other works of non-fiction.

Ruhlman grew up in Cleveland and was educated at University School (a private boys' day school in Cleveland) and at Duke University, graduating from the latter in 1985. He worked a series of odd jobs (including briefly at the New York Times) and traveled before returning to his hometown in 1991 to work for a local magazine.

While working at the magazine, Ruhlman wrote an article about his old high school and its new headmaster, which he expanded into his first book, Boys Themselves: A Return to Single-Sex Education (1996).

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I was enormously lucky to lead a discussion with Ruth Reichl, author and editor, and Dan Barber, chef-owner of the Blue Hill restaurants in New York and author, who came to the 92nd Street Y in New York City to talk about our food. The reason for the event was my new book Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food In America. But the discussion ranged from GMOs and organic food, to big A Ha! momen... Read more of this blog post »
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The Making of a Chef: Maste...

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The Soul of a Chef: The Jou...

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Ratio: The Simple Codes Beh...

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Charcuterie: The Craft of S...

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Ruhlman's Twenty: The Ideas...

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The Reach of a Chef: Beyond...

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The Elements of Cooking: Tr...

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Walk on Water: The Miracle ...

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Egg: A Culinary Exploration...

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House: A Memoir

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“I believe it's a cook's moral obligation to add more butter given the chance.”
Michael Ruhlman, Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking

“Living in this world will change you,” she confides. “It makes me value life. When a friend has a healthy baby, I don’t think it’s normal; I think it’s a fucking miracle.”
Michael Ruhlman, Walk on Water: The Miracle of Saving Children's Lives
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“Stories--from the literature of our culture to descriptions of our days to the lunatic's ravings--appear to be hardwired into us. Even in sleep we tell ourselves stories through our dreams, and it's been shown that those who are prevented from doing so cease to function.”
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