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Kathleen Flinn

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Kathleen Flinn is the author of The New York Times bestseller The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry, a memoir with recipes about her experiences at the famed Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.

Her second book, The Kitchen Counter Cooking School, tells the story of an unusual project in which Flinn delved into the lives of nine culinary novices and tried to figure out what lessons they could learn to become fearless home cooks. That book earned universally positive reviews from People magazine, the Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and Amazon.com readers.

Flinn offers unique guides for book clubs for each book: a menu guide for The Sharper Your Knife and a unique activities guide for The Kitchen Counter Co
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Kathleen Flinn Ha! Love your cheese reference... :) I am also intrigued by the continued practice of using potato chips as a crunchy garnish.

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Ha! Love your cheese reference... :) I am also intrigued by the continued practice of using potato chips as a crunchy garnish.

One thing often overlooked in our regional cuisine is just how much great fish come from all the lakes in the Midwest. Just a huge array of fish, and many a proud fisherman with his/her own special method to frying/grilling/pan searing it. (less)
Kathleen Flinn I am working on three different projects:
1) a food-heavy novel that will likely debut in 2016
2) a series of cookbooks associated with my web site,…more
I am working on three different projects:
1) a food-heavy novel that will likely debut in 2016
2) a series of cookbooks associated with my web site, CookFearless.com
3) a non-fiction narrative with recipes that I'm going to be independently publishing in autumn 2015(less)
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I began teaching Hungry for Words in 2006,a curriculum focusing on food writing and the various aspects involved in the genres that make up this endlessly fascinating area of writing. My first weekend intensive was held at the Richard Hugo House in Seattle. Since then, I’ve taught elements of the coursework all over the place, […]
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“The sharper your knife, the less you cry...for me, it also means cutting those things that get in the way of your passion and living your life the way it is meant to be lived.”
Kathleen Flinn, The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School

“You can’t hurry love, and you can’t rush puff pastry, either. You can knead too much, and you can be too needy. Always, warmth is what brings pastry to rise. Chemistry creates something amazing; coupled with care and heat, it works some kind of magic to create this satisfying, welcoming, and nourishing thing that is the base of life.”
Kathleen Flinn, The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School

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