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The sharper your knife, the less you cry : love, laughter, and tears in Paris at the world's most famous cooking school

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  • ISBN: 9780143114130
  • Physical Description: viii, 290 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin, 2008.

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General Note: Originally published: New York : Viking, 2007.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-282) and index of recipes (p. [283]-285).
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: this is not for pretend -- Life is not a dress rehearsal -- Lost in translation -- Culinary boot camp -- Taking stock -- Memoirs of a quiche -- La vie en rose -- No bones about it -- Splitting hares -- The souffle also rises -- As the vegetables turn -- Final exam: basic -- C'est la vie, c'est la guerre -- A week in Provence -- Rites of passaage -- The silence of the lamb -- I am a pizza for Kathleen -- A sauce thicker than blood -- La catastrophe Americaine -- Bon travail -- final exam: intermediate -- Back in bleu -- Great expectations -- Gods, monsters, and slaves -- La danse -- Bye-bye, lobster -- I didn't always hate my job -- An American hospital in Paris -- Final exam: superior -- Epilogue: Thanksgiving in Paris.
Summary, etc.: Recounts the author's decision to change careers and attend the famed Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris, an education during which she survived the program's intense teaching methods, competitive fellow students, and the dynamics of falling in love, in an account complemented by two dozen recipes.
Subject: Flinn, Kathleen -- Knowledge and learning
Cordon bleu (School : Paris, France)
Cooking -- Study and teaching -- France
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