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Tough Cookies

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British food was never renowned for its flair and inventiveness until the 1980s when Marco Pierre White led an extraordinary revolution in British cuisine. Passionate and unpredictable, he inspired many of the top chefs in Britain today. In this insightful book, Simon Wright exposes the revolution for what it was and shows how the passionate idealism of the early years has ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 3rd 2006 by Profile Books(GB)
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Christopher Borum
As a 2013 Christmas gift, this only recently hit the TBR pile. But I promised family members who gave me books that I'd try to read them right away, and this one was first.

For some reason, I have a fascination with the recent crop of celebrity chefs. Maybe it's because my father used to watch Julia Child many years ago, and i'd sit with him and help in the kitchen. I read Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly a few years ago, and then A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Ex
Awesome book; amazing short biographies on 4 of England's culinary heavyweights. The only thing I hate about this kind of book is that it makes me think I joined the wrong profession.
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Really interesting and well written account of the lives of four of our most successful chefs.
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