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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 her savings and...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780143114130
ISBN-10: 0143114131
Publication Date: 9/2/2008
Pages: 304
Edition: Reprint
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3.8 stars, based on 77 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World's Most Famous Cooking School on + 3 more book reviews
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I read this almost start to finish. Fun and entertaining, and as interesting for the peek into life as an American in Paris as for the dirt on what it's like to be a Cordon Bleu student.
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Great story. Great setting. Great recipes. A must read for any francophile or anyone who loves to cook.
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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.
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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.
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I enojoyed this book! I love memoirs so I thoroughly enjoyed reading Kathleen's depiction of life at Le Courdon Bleu. I love that she had the strenght to realize her dream and I hope she does a follow up piece!
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reviewed The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World's Most Famous Cooking School on + 7 more book reviews
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.
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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.


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