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Joined Dec 8, 1999
While Cheftalk is about the exchange of information and ideas that pertain to food, it is not a place to find others to do your homework. We are asked many questions from students that have either been asked before or that can be answered by research on one of the many search engines found on the internet (to find if a question has been asked already here, feel free to use the search feature found on the bulletin board's front page at the top). If you need to interview a chef, try going to a restaurant and seeing one face-to-face (between 2:30pm and 3:30pm is the best time for most chefs). If you have exhausted these possibilities and still can't find an answer, then post your question and we will see what we can do to help.
Joined Feb 6, 2002
Recommended Reading

The Making of a Chef - Michael Ruhlman

The Soul of a Chef - Michael Ruhlman

The Professional Chef 7th ed - Culinary Institute of America (CIA)

Kitchen Confidential - Anthony Bourdain

The Art of Eating - M.F.K Fisher

The Complete Guide to the Art of Modern Cookery - Auguste Escoffier

Elements of Etiquette: A Guide to Table Manners in an Imperfect World - Craig Claiborne

Culinary Artistry - Andrew Dornenburg & Karen Page

Becoming a Chef - Andrew Dornenburg & Karen Page

The World of Culinary Supervision, Training and Management - Noel Cullen

Mind Your Own Business: People, Performance, Profits - Jim Sullivan

Math Principles for Food Service

Service That Sells: The Art of Profitable Hospitality - Jim Sullivan and Phil Roberts

Windows on the World Complete Wine Course: 2003

Larousse Gastronomique - Librairie Larousse

Le Repertoire De La Cuisine - Louis Saulnier

On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen - Harold McGee

Also conduct a search of The Book Shelf Forum.

Recommended Sites:

Interview of a Chef

Salary Information of Food Service Professionals

Complete List of Culinary Schools

Culinary Students Career and Job Guide

Culinary Terms and Definitions

Culinary Career Information - What to expect on the job.

A Chef's Education

Recommended Threads:

Career as a Chef

The term Chef

Chef....why? its not worth it

The difference between a cook and a chef?

HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) & Food Safety

US Food & Drug Administration : Center for Food Saftey and Applied Nutrition

Food Safety Basics: A Reference Guide for Foodservice Operators

Additives in Meat and Poultry Products

Foodborne Illness Education Information Center

I'd like to thank CC for this information.

Food Safety Education Materials in Languages Other than English

Food Safety Information for Consumers in Languages Other than English - Files are in PDF format

A Selective List of Works on the History of Food, Beverages and Cookery - Courtesy of The New York Public Library

Culinary History - A Research Guide

New York Public Library eBook Collection - NetLibrary Where you can checkout and read eBooks online!
Joined Feb 6, 2002
Hey Chiff,

Don't know if you are thanking me or Greg. :) I'll add information to this post so it will be a starting point of research for students. If you think there is anything missing just let me know. I think it will slow down the barrage of questions....hopefully.

Joined Apr 19, 2001
Thanks Jodi - You going to have time for all this wonderful stuff after the baby's born?!:D
Joined Feb 6, 2002
Well Marm,

:D I hope so. Im gonna have to take a break once in a while and can't think of a better place to wind down. I won't be leaving the house much for the first month at least. We'll see.

Joined Jul 23, 2002
Two inpirational books for me were...

Becoming a Chef and Culinary Artistry by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page.

Just good reading!



Joined Jul 31, 2002

Just wanted to put my two cents on Culinary Artistry by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page

Great Book!

Not only as a great read, but an invaluable tool for the young chef. I'm 25 and have been in the biz since I was 18. I just got my first Exec. Chef job at a new resturant. I had never put together an entire menu, and let me tell you, that book was so helpful helping me organize my ideas, and keep my head straight when I was thinking about the other 10,00 things I had to do besides menu. I keep 3 books in my kitchen at all time

Culinary Artistry - nuff said.

Joy of Cooking - laugh if you must, but great for the basics, esp the ones you haven't used in years.

Larouse Gastrominque(sp?) - I may not spel gud, but if I need a spelling, or if a smartass waiter or waitress wants to know what something is after I told them 10 times, it's a great reference.
Joined Dec 8, 1999
Many thanks to ShawtyCat for making this thread much more than I ever thought it could be.
Joined Jan 23, 2002
I can't thank you enough, ShawtyCat for all this information. I was surfing via search engines and it was taking me forever to get all the information you have put in this thread alone. You've done a great service here.
Joined Feb 6, 2002
Thank you Catciao... :blush: .Im gonna be permanently red in the face soon. :D

If anyone can think of something that is missing here...please PM me.



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Joined Sep 9, 2002
I have tried several search engines to no avail trying to locate any information on Alexis Sawyer circa: 1840

Any tips?

Joined May 26, 2001
Counie: always try alternate spellings, such as Soyer.

Edit: I apologize for being an enabler! ;)

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