The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World's Most Famous Cooking School
The Sharper Your Knife the Less You Cry Love Laughter and Tears in Paris at the World's Most Famous Cooking School Author:Kathleen Flinn This is the funny and inspiring account of Kathleen Flinn's struggle in a stew of hot-tempered chefs, competitive classmates, her own 'wretchedly inadequate' French, and the basics of French cuisine. Flinn was a thirty-six-year-old middle manager trapped on the corporate ladder -- until her boss eliminated her job. So she cashed in h... more »er savings and moved to Paris to pursue her lifelong dream of attending the venerable Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. Fans of Julie & Julia and the late Julia Child will be richly rewarded by this vibrant tale of self-discovery, transformation, and ultimately love.« less
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Yogini P. reviewed The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World's Most Famous Cooking School on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
It's an easy read. Parts of it seem so contrived though. The humor just was not humrous enough as it seemed thought out and not real somehow. Other than that it was a pretty good read. Will I recommend it to a friend? Probably not.
Shelley P. reviewed The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World's Most Famous Cooking School on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
great read, about a journalist who always wanted to go to Paris and take le cordon bleu cooking course,once she loses her high-powered job in London, she decides to follow her passion.it has recipes as well as highlights of the events at the school,plus stories about life in Paris.
...for the valuable recipes alone. I learned so much about gourmet cooking, and realized that I had not forgotten as much of the French I learned in high school and college as I thought! I won't be posting my copy, and I'm sorry, but I want to keep it. C'est magnifique!
Have yet to finish reading but have been enjoying it. Not as compelling as the one I read first (The Kitchen Counter Cooking School) but that's probably because I'm more on the beginner side of cooking and have little-to-no interest in Le Cordon Bleu. But Kathleen Flinn knows how to walk the fine line between informative and fun and so this account of her Parisian sojourn (complete with a long series of house guests) and the famed school that turned out the likes of "St Julia de Child" is quite good.
I loved this book of the author's time spent at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She makes it all the way through Superior cuisine to graduate and along the way she falls in love and gets married. Excellent book for those who love to cook and who love french culture. And for those who have a dream that they haven't yet been able to follow.