Books Gifted in December 2013

Family members know my husband and I are book people. Hardly a year goes by that someone doesn’t receive a book from us. Here are some of the books given this month: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Jon Klassen – My sister-in-law and I knit so my niece has seen firsthand what can… Continue reading Books Gifted in December 2013

The Soul of a Chef by Michael Ruhlman – Update

The information I get regarding how some of my visitors end up here can be funny.  Lately I’ve noticed in the keywords searches that people looking to find information on Soul of a Chef get directed here.  I reviewed the original edition in late 2008. A revised edition was released a few months ago.  It… Continue reading The Soul of a Chef by Michael Ruhlman – Update

The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Towards Perfection by Michael Ruhlman

This is the first Michael Ruhlman book I’ve read.  Since it is one of his early efforts I found a clumsy sentence here or there that brought me out of the life of a chef but the conversational tone and explanations was able to pull me back in.  My introduction to Ruhlman (and Michael Symon) was the… Continue reading The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Towards Perfection by Michael Ruhlman