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For his first book, The Making of a Chef, hands-on journalist Michael Ruhlman attended the most prestigious cooking school in the
U.S., the Culinary Institute of America. He also earned his chef's whites and began cooking professionally. Ruhlman ventures further
into the secret lives of chefs with his second book, The Soul of a Chef. This enthusiastically researched report is divided into three
parts: The first concerns the Certified Master Chef exam, a brutal weeklong cooking marathon that measures the skill levels of
professional chefs. The second and third parts of Ruhlman's book are devoted to the careers of two different chefs, Michael Symon
of Cleveland's Lola Bistro and Thomas Keller of Napa Valley's legendary French Laundry. The thread connecting these three tales
together is Ruhlman's quest for culinary perfection: Does it exist? Is it possible? How is it even measurable? Ruhlman does indeed
stumble onto the realization of his high-minded ideal, serving up a palatable conclusion for hard-core foodies equally obsessed with
the perfect meal.
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