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Description - Doing without Delia by Michael Booth

'The next Bill Bryson.' New York TimesMichael Booth has had his fill of celebrity chefs and their 'on the table in five minutes' recipes. He wants to learn how to cook properly, so he burns his cookery books and, together with his young family, heads for a new life in Paris - reasoning that, if anyone can be trusted to make food complicated, it's the French.Embarking on the ultimate foodie's fantasy, he enrols at the world's most famous cooking school, Le Cordon Bleu, where wise and battle-scarred French chefs commence their transformation of him into a professional cook.Along the way Booth shares the insider tips and secret techniques of classical cuisine. His odyssey takes him from trauma to triumph, ending in the white-hot heat of the Michelin-starred kitchen of the greatest chef in France.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099494232
ISBN-10: 009949423X
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Booth

Michael Booth is a journalist who writes regularly for the Independent, Conde Nast Traveller and Time Out. His first book, Just As Well I'm Leaving- To the Orient with Hans Christian Andersen was published in 2005.

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