- Joined Oct 28, 1999
Just gone done reading it Wife of the Chef... anybody else partake? I don't want to say too much about it, in fear of 'skewing' your opinion.
Ok, ok. Here's my take. I will preface what I say with this: I am critical when people talk about the industry of which we are all (or mostly all) part of. That said, I thought Wife was self-serving and egocentrical. What does that mean to the reader? Well, she comes off of being jealous of her husband's noteriety, although she could, possibly, capitalize on being in the front of the house. My expectation when going into the book was a tale of the long hours, stresses, abuses, etc.... almost a Kitchen Confidential in reverse. That, it is not. I prefer, quite honestly, to get the viewpoint of an "at-home" chef's wife.
Without slamming her too much, the read comes accross like Bon Apetit meets Emeril, if that makes sense. To be perfectly frank, if she operates her place the same way she comes accross in the book, it must not be a terribly fun place to be employed.
Again, just my take. I started this thread because I am critical and am search of other insight. You?