Liz De Coster's Reviews > Knives at Dawn: America's Quest for Culinary Glory at the Legendary Bocuse d'Or Competition

Knives at Dawn by Andrew Friedman
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Jul 09, 11

bookshelves: food, nonfiction
Read from July 07 to 08, 2011

This book was slow going, at first, with the first 40-50 pages mostly focusing on background, setup and dramatis personae. After that, the author delves into the competition and preparation in extensive and exhaustive detail. I wish the pictures had been more focused on the kitchen and menu rather than the people - follow the development of the competition menu was completely engrossing, and I'd have liked to see some visuals!
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