New, Amatuer, Excited!

Joined Dec 8, 2016
Hi All,

I have a confession. I am new to this stuff. I'm in marketing and my new boss is a chef. A friend recommended a join Chef Talk and start cooking myself.

So here I am! I'm looking forward to immersing myself in this new world. If i learnt how to cook that would be a big bonus. 

My first, self assigned home work is to read Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain. I welcome any recommendations.

Thanks everyone!



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Joined Oct 5, 2001
Welcome. Read  [product="6217"]Kitchen Confidential Adventures In The Culinary Underbelly​[/product]  if you want to read a dark interpretation of the kitchen life. Read the apprentice to learn about the art and craft of becoming a well respected chef. I also recommend  [product="25139"]Heat An Amateurs Adventures As Kitchen Slave Line Cook Pasta Maker And Apprentice To A Dante Quoting Butcher In Tuscany Vintage​[/product]   and also  [product="26706"]Life On The Line A Chefs Story Of Chasing Greatness Facing Death And Redefining The Way We Eat​[/product]  
[product="27713"]The Apprentice My Life In The Kitchen By P Pin Jacques December 8 2015 Paperback  [/product]
Joined Dec 8, 2016
Thank you all for the recommendation. I have my copy and I am reading it. I must admit, I don't know what I expected but this book is incredible so far. I have ordered my copies of Heat and Life on the Line. 

Thank you all so so much! Any more recommendations please let me know :))
Joined Mar 3, 2017
Welcome Michelle. Glad to see I'm not the only amateur around here! Looks like a lot of knowledgable people around so I'm sure we'll be up to speed in no time.
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