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Cooking Dirty: A Story of Life, Sex, Love and Death in the Kitchen
Cooking Dirty: A Story of Life, Sex, Love and Death in the Kitchen Jason Sheehan 0374532273 9780374532277 THE GRIT AND GLORY OF RESTAURANT LIFE, AS TOLD BY A SURVIVOR OF KITCHENS ACROSS AMERICAnbsp;Cooking Dirtyis a rollicking account of life on the
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Cooking Dirty: A Story of Life, Sex, Love and Death in the Kitchen by Jason Sheehan

THE GRIT AND GLORY OF RESTAURANT LIFE, AS TOLD BY A SURVIVOR OF KITCHENS ACROSS AMERICAnbsp;Cooking Dirtyis a rollicking account of life on the line inthe restaurants, far from culinary school, cable TV, and theMichelin Guidewhere most of us eat out most of the time. Ittakes the kitchen memoir to a rough and reckless place.From his first job scraping trays at a pizzeria at age fifteen,Jason Sheehan worked on the line at all kinds of restaurants: aFrench colonial and an all-night diner, a crab shack just off theinterstate and a fusion restaurant in a former hair salon. Restaurantwork, as he describes it in exuberant, sparkling prose, is a wayof life in which your whole universe becomes a small, hot steelbox filled with knives and meat and fire. The kitchen crew is afraternity with its own rites: cigarettes in the walk-in freezer, sexin the basement, the wartime urgency of the dinner rush. Cookingis a series of personal challenges, from the first perfectly donemussel to the satisfaction of surgically sliced foie gras. And thekitchen itself, as he tells it, is a place in which lifes mysteriesare thawed, sliced, broiled, barbecued, and frieda place wherepeople from the margins find their community and their calling.With this deeply affecting book, Sheehan (already acclaimedfor his reviews) joins the first class of American food writers ata time when books about food have never been better or morepopular.

Author: Jason Sheehan

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 368

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 2010-07-06

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ISBN: 0374532273


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