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Don't Try This at Home: Culinary Catastrophes from the World's Greatest Cooks and Chefs by Kimberly Witherspoon and Andrew Friedman

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  • ISBN 10 0747581851
  • ISBN 13 9780747581857
  • Published Sep 04 2006
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 288
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publishers Text

Even the world's finest chefs and cooks have their off days. In Don't Try This At Home, thirty-three chefs and food-writers talk about the times when it all went terribly wrong. There are stories about greedy pets, clumsy waiters and drunken maitre d's; the food that fails to arrive for a party, wedding cakes that disintegrate, the terrine that falls into a bowl of chocolate sauce. Then there are the rueful, embarrassed stories of errant youth. How the chefs manage to save the day is as entertaining as the disasters that strike them. Funny, cringe-making, and terribly reassuring Don't Try This At Home is a delicious reminder that even the chefs we most admire aren't always perfect.

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