By Lauren Shockey
At the French Culinary Institute, Lauren Shockey discovered to salt foodstuff adequately, cook dinner fearlessly over excessive warmth, and knock again beers like a professional. yet she additionally found that her genuine culinary schooling wouldn't start till she truly labored in a restaurant. After a a little disappointing apprenticeship within the French provinces, Shockey hatched a plan for her dream 12 months: to apprentice in 4 high-end eating places world wide. She began in her native land of latest York urban less than the famed chef Wylie Dufresne on the molecular gastronomy hotspot wd-50, then traveled to Vietnam, Israel, and again to France. From the ribald kitchen humor to fiery-tempered employees to initiatives starting from the mundane (mincing situations of shallots) to the intense (cooking seafood at the line), Shockey exhibits us what relatively occurs backstage in haute food, and comprises unique recipes integrating the strategies and flavors she realized alongside the way in which. With the dramatic backdrop of eating place existence, readers can be thrilled via the adventures of a brilliant and stressed younger girl searching for her position on the planet.