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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...more


Viking/Penguin and Elliott Bay Book Co. are thrilled to announce the official launch party for Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good, by author Kathleen Flinn (that’s me!). Join us August 14th atop the Swedish Cultural Centeroverlooking Seattle’s beautiful Lake Union. Take in sweeping views of the city and mountains, hang out with Seattle’s culinary and […]
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The Sharper Your Knife, the...
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 6,308 ratings — published 2007 — 13 editions
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 2,198 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 17 ratings — expected publication 2014 — 5 editions
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" This is not my regular genre. To tell you the truth, I didn't even know that memoir/cookbook was a genre. I sure do love it. The author does a great job telling the family story and then retelling it with the family recipe. I now have a few more d... " Read more of this review »
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Loved this book. I learned so much about salt and developed a new appreciation for it.
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date: December 04, 2012 04:00PM
location: Palace Ballroom, 2100 5th Ave, Seattle, WA, The United States
description: Ticket price includes entrance into the event, tastes from each author, and one drink ticket.

Kick off your holiday cookbook shopping at Tom Douglas’ 2012 Cookbook Social! Back for another year, this popular event brings some of the Northwest’s BEST cookbook authors together in one room for one evening only.

Come join us on the fourth of December to purchase some amazing cookbooks direct from the authors themselves and try tasty nibbles from one of the recipes in their book. This is a great opport...more

More of Kathleen's books…
“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

“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

“I'm a woman; in so many ways I've been programmed to please. I took the job and spent time hunkered over figures, budgets, charts, and fiscal-year projections. I tried, but I hated it.

"Working at a job you don't like is the same as going to prison every day," my father used to say. He was right. I felt imprisoned by an impressive title, travel, perks, and a good salary. On the inside, I was miserable and lonely, and I felt as if I was losing myself. I spent weekends working on reports no one read, and I gave presentations that I didn't care about. It made me feel like a sellout and, worse, a fraud.

Now set free, like any inmate I had to figure out what to do with the rest of my 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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The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry  Love, Laughter, and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School by Kathleen FlinnKathleen FlinnKathleen Flinn
 
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