Wife of the Chef

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  • Wife of the Chef is at once a no-holds-barred memoir of restaurant life and a revealing look at married life. For Courtney Febbroriello, the two are intertwined. She and her husband own an American bistro in Connecticut. He's the chef, so naturally he gets all the credit. She has the role of keeping things running, but she's the wife, so she remains anonymous or invisible or both.Febbroriello comes front and center here, detailing the everyday challenges she faces—taking over dish-washing duty, bailing waiters out of jail, untangling the immigration laws, cajoling lazy suppliers, handling unreasonable customers, and a host of other emergency duties. She pokes fun at people who take food and wine—and the chef—too seriously, with witty comments on everything from "chef envy" to the much-ballyhooed James Beard Awards.Spiced with a healthy spoonful of feminism and enriched with a cup of humor, Wife of the Chef is the tastiest "dish" of the season.From the Hardcover edition.
  • Author:
    Courtney Febbroriello
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641.5092
    EAN:
    9781400051441
    ISBN:
    1400051444
    Label:
    Three Rivers Press
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $13.95
    Manufacturer:
    Three Rivers Press
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    288
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2004-02-24
    Publisher:
    Three Rivers Press
    Studio:
    Three Rivers Press
    Title:
    Wife of the Chef
    Release Date:
    2004-02-24

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