Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Food for Thought


Since being laid off again in January, I've been slowly but surely going through a stack of books I've had piling up since about February of 2008.  The latest book from the stack is called, The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry by Kathleen Flinn.  It's a non-fiction book about the author who quits her job and cashes in her life savings to explore her true passion of cooking by enrolling at the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.  I wasn't so sure about another "woman's journey" book since I could not get through Eat, Pray, Love. But this book is fantastic!  How could it not be with quirky chapter titles like, "The Soufflé also Rises" or "As the Vegetable Turns"? It's filled with recipes from the various classes as well as her recipes and recipes of friends.  And you get to live through every class and crazy personality of the chef teaching the classes she takes at Le Cordon Bleu.  Plus, you also get to read and enjoy her experience of living in Paris: the language barrier, the boyfriend...the everything!  Ah, Paris...when will I win the big jackpot of the lottery?

4 comments:

Prosecco said...

I finished this book not long ago and it totally made me want to pack up and move to Paris and enroll in the Patisserie program at the Cordon Bleu! {sigh}

Cupcake said...

I know, this book makes me want to pack up and just move to Paris...I don't think I'd make it through Le Cordon Bleu...plus I'd be huge by the end of school. All that yummy food!

Prosecco said...

Yah yah, for sure… the pounds would pile on. Did you read how much butter they use??

Cupcake said...

Isn't that always the joke? "What 3 ingredients do the french always cook with? Butter, butter and butter?"