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Becoming a Chef: With Recipes and Reflections from America's Leading Chefs

Becoming a Chef: With Recipes and Reflections from America's Leading Chefs Norman Van Aken began his career as a busboy in a Holiday Inn, Alice Waters was a Montessori teacher before she opened Chez Panisse, Emeril Lagasse began as a dishwasher in a bakery, and Charlie Trotter started in a restaurant called The Ground Round. It is a long way to the top of the culinary charts, and in Becoming a Chef the first thing you learn is that the hours are long and the dues are high.

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