Yesterday we took a look at some of the films in our collection in which restaurants play a significant part in the story. Today, we're going to look at restaurant chefs and other cooks, and the plethora of books written by or about them.
No list of books about chefs would be complete without the great Julia Child (she died ten years ago tomorrow, and what would have been her 102nd birthday is Friday). We have a number of books about her, including her My Life in France [B CHI, also AB/CD B CHI, and a 3M ebook]. Recently, there's been a great interest in Child as the subject of children's picture books, Bon Appetit!: The Delicious Life of Julia Child by Jessie Hartland [J B CHI] and Minette's Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat by Susanna Reich [JP REI] are two.
Others chef biographies include:
Birnbaum, Molly. Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way. [B BIR]
Bourdain, Anthony. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. [B BOU]
De Blasi, Marlena. The Lady in the Palazzo at Home in Umbria. [AB/CD 945.652 DEB]
Deen, Paula. Paula Deen: It Ain't All about the Cookin'. [B DEE]
Hamilton, Gabrielle. Blood, Bones, & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef. [B HAM]
Jones, Judith. The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food. [B JON]
Lee, Edward. Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen. [3M ebook]
Alice Waters and Chez Panisse the Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric, Ultimately Brilliant Making of a Food Revolution. [3M ebook]
Pépin, Jacques. The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen. [B PEP]
Samuelsson, Marcus. Yes, Chef: A Memoir. [B SAM]