Give a Girl a Knife

A Memoir
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.17 hours)
Product Number: Z100122511
Released: May 16, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525524168
Narrator/s: Amy Thielen
Publisher: Books on Tape
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A beautifully written food memoir chronicling one woman's journey from her rural Midwestern hometown to the intoxicating world of New York City fine dining-and back again-in search of her culinary roots Before Amy Thielen frantically plated rings of truffled potatoes in some of New York City's finest kitchens-for chefs David Bouley, Daniel Boulud, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten-she grew up in a northern Minnesota town home to the nation's largest French fry factory, the headwaters of the fast food nation, with a mother whose generous cooking dripped with tenderness, drama, and an overabundance of butter. Inspired by her grandmother's tales of cooking in the family farmhouse, Thielen moves north with her artist husband to a rustic, off-the-grid cabin deep in the woods. There, standing at the stove three times a day, she finds the seed of a growing food obsession that leads her to the sensory madhouse of New York's top haute cuisine brigades. But, like a magnet, the foods of her youth draw her back home, where she comes face to face with her past and a curious truth: that beneath every foie gras sauce lies a rural foundation of potatoes and onions. Amy Thielen's coming-of-age story pulses with energy, a cook's eye for intimate detail, and a dose of dry Midwestern humor. Give a Girl a Knife offers a fresh, vivid view into New York's high-end restaurants before returning Thielen to her roots, where she realizes that the marrow running through her bones is not demi-glace but gravy-thick with nostalgia and hard to resist.

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Author(s): Amy Thielen
Original Publish Date: May 16, 2017

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Author(s): Amy Thielen
Product Number EB00685339
Released: May 16, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: #9780307954930

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