"A priceless manual for anyone seriously interested on the restaurant world. Concise, pointed, informative, and candid, it explains simply to the neophyte chef the difficult but wonderful and rewarding world of the kitchen."-Jacques Pepin
Daniel Boulud has been witness to, and creator of, our contemporary food culture-from the reinvention of French food through the fine dining revolution in America. A modern man with a classical foundation, he speaks with the authority that comes from a lifetime of experience, and no small amount of passion, about the vocation of creating and serving food. Part memoir, part advice book, part recipe book, this updated edition of the delicious celebration of the art of cooking will continue to delight and enlighten chefs of all kinds, from passionate amateurs to serious professionals.