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Don't Try This at Home Culinary Catastrophes from the World's Greatest Cooks and Chefs by Andrew Friedman, Kimberly Witherspoon

Don't Try This at Home Culinary Catastrophes from the World's Greatest Cooks and Chefs



Don't Try This at Home Culinary Catastrophes from the World's Greatest Cooks and Chefs by Andrew Friedman, Kimberly Witherspoon

In this raucous new anthology, thirty of the world's greatest chefs relate outrageous true tales from their kitchens. From hiring a blind line cook to butting heads with a crazed chef to witnessing security guards attacking hungry customers, these behind-the-scenes accounts are as wildly entertaining as they are revealing. A delicious reminder that even the chefs we most admire aren't always perfect, Don't Try This at Home is a must-have for anyone who loves food - or the men and women who masterfully prepare it.


'Calling all foodies: Be sure to put Don't Try This at Home on your next shopping list ... The reader is treated to a collection of spectacular mishaps from award-winning, world-class chefs'
Grand Rapids Press (USA)

'[Confessions] range from the endearingly humiliating ... to the hilariously disastrous'
Financial Times

'As in every other profession, chefs love their war stories. Finally someone had the good sense to collect some of the best in Don't Try This at Home ... If you liked Kitchen Confidential for its frank behind-the-scenes glimpses of kitchen life, you'll love this book'
Los Angeles Times

'A fantastic collection of personal stories that depict these great chefs as real people. Readers are certain to learn valuable culinary lessons from chefs'
mistakes and their various and creatively solved dilemmas. This book is sure to be enjoyed by culinary fans across the board

Library Journal

About the Author

Kimberly Witherspoon is a partner at Inkwell Management, a literary agency based in Manhattan. Andrew Friedman specializes in books and articles about food, restaurants, and kitchen culture. He has authored or co-authored more than a dozen cookbooks. He lives in New York City with his family.

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Publication date

19th November 2007


Andrew Friedman, Kimberly Witherspoon

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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


288 pages


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