Category Archive: Book Reviews

Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business by Danny Meyer

Imagine that there is a new restaurant in your town.  You make a reservation. You look at the menu online. The dining room is impeccably decorated. There is a great view from your… Continue reading

Jacque Pepin’s “The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen”

I guess I take after my namesake when it comes to my love of preparing food and watching cooking shows.  My maternal great grandmother, Laura Mae Geoffrion, was a passionate home chef who… Continue reading

Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”

Today when we walk into the grocery store to pick up the ingredients for dinner we assume that the organic produce are superior to the conventional, the free-range chicken is the optimal choice,… Continue reading

Michael Ruhlman’s “The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America”

Michael Ruhlman submerges his reader into the unrelenting pace of culinary school on the first page of The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America.  He exposes in intimate detail the… Continue reading