Restaurant Nightmare

Restaurant Nightmare

The reality of being in the restaurant business.

The Billionaire's Chef

Cooking for the Rich and Famished

The Billionaire's Chef

A Wonka-Like Journey into an Ultra Private World of Decadence and Excess From cooking for Martha Stewart, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, and Jerry Seinfeld to more than 20 of the world’s most reclusive billionaires, Chef Neal Sheldon Salisbury has been serving the world's power elite for more than 15 years. His new book, The Billionaire's Chef: Cooking for the Rich and Famished takes you on a journey around the globe and into the private world of working for, living, and travelling with the world’s billionaires. You’ll find stories and tips on event planning and social etiquette, but that’s not all. You’ll get career advice from someone who has been to the top of the game, made mistakes, and groveled his way back into the game. The book goes beyond polite smile-inspiring stories and gets into the real-life challenges lived by Chef Neal and his peers, detailing disappointments and unexpected triumphs, battles of ego, the money, the sex (or sometimes lack of it) coupled with the loneliness—all a part of the job. Written with passion, love, and respect for craft and artistry, this book focuses on what is unique about the operation of kitchen on a superyacht or plane, even an impromptu or cleverly improvised kitchen on a beach. Chef Neal offers an honest, yet surreal view of what it is like to have worked as a top private chef during the "Golden Age" (1998-2008) of superyacht building / cruising and grand estate renovation / building. Whether you read it for escapism, as a practical career reference, or to help you throw better events doesn’t really matter—just enjoy the trip.

Tails Of A Military Cook

Tails Of A Military Cook

The military cook is the true unsung hero. Yet they are plagued the words cook. There is no shame in being in food service, even though many do bear the pain of ridicule and despair from follow soldiers. The “Tails of the Military Cook” can be controversial as many secrets are revealing. However, there is also a lighter side in being more important than people truly know. To the readers, here is a point of thought: military food service cooks are soldiers’ first. If anything happen to the support of food service, the moral will suffer. The Tails of the Military Cook opens the door of understanding and adventure. The passage within the book points out there is more to being a military cook and the soldier hidden within.

The Golden Age Cook Book

The Golden Age Cook Book

Henrietta Dwight's 1898 cookbook contains recipes for the ""golden age"" in which, she hopes, vegetarianism will take over the human diet.

New Cook Book

New Cook Book

Features more than one thousand kitchen-tested recipes, menu suggestions, nutrition facts, and cooking tips with a special section on healthful recipes and up-to-date breast health and breast cancer information.

So, You Want to Be a Chef?

How to Get Started in the World of Culinary Arts

So, You Want to Be a Chef?

Become a full-time foodie with this step-by-step guide to entering the professional world of cooking, baking, and running a culinary business. Designed to inspire creative expression and help aspiring chefs achieve their dreams, So, You Want to Be a Chef? defines the pathways fine dining and cuisine professions, from being a sous chef, pastry chef, or chef de cuisine, to becoming a caterer or restaurateur and more. In addition to tips from professionals in the industry, So, You Want to Be a Chef? includes inspiring stories from successful young cooks and a full list of resources to help you on your way to chefdom.

Think Like a Chef

Think Like a Chef

With Think Like a Chef, Tom Colicchio has created a new kind of cookbook. Rather than list a series of restaurant recipes, he uses simple steps to deconstruct a chef's creative process, making it easily available to any home cook. He starts with techniques: What's roasting, for example, and how do you do it in the oven or on top of the stove? He also gets you comfortable with braising, sautéing, and making stocks and sauces. Next he introduces simple "ingredients" -- roasted tomatoes, say, or braised artichokes -- and tells you how to use them in a variety of ways. So those easy roasted tomatoes may be turned into anything from a vinaigrette to a caramelized tomato tart, with many delicious options in between. In a section called Trilogies, Tom takes three ingredients and puts them together to make one dish that's quick and other dishes that are increasingly more involved. As Tom says, "Juxtaposed in interesting ways, these ingredients prove that the whole can be greater than the sum of their parts," and you'll agree once you've tasted the Ragout of Asparagus, Morels, and Ramps or the Baked Free-Form "Ravioli" -- both dishes made with the same trilogy of ingredients. The final section of the books offers simple recipes for components -- from zucchini with lemon thyme to roasted endive with whole spices to boulangerie potatoes -- that can be used in endless combinations. Written in Tom's warm and friendly voice and illustrated with glorious photographs of finished dishes, Think Like a Chef will bring out the master chef in all of us.