Just over a decade ago, journalist Michael Ruhlman donned a chef's jacket and houndstooth-check pants to join the students at the Culinary Institute of America, the country's oldest and most influential cooking school. But The Making of a Chef is not just about holding a knife or slicing an onion; it's also about the nature and spirit of being a professional cook and the people who enter the profession. As Ruhlman—now an expert on the fundamentals of cooking—recounts his growing mastery of the skills of his adopted profession, he propels himself and his readers through a score of kitchens and classrooms in search of the elusive, unnameable elements of great food.
Incisively reported, with an insider's passion and attention to detail, The Making of a Chef remains the most vivid and compelling memoir of a professional culinary education on record.
Co-creator of the Jivamukti Yoga method"Learning To Listen is a clear and concise introduction into the practical dimensions of a personal practice. Easy to read and understand, its informal presentation allows those new to 'the path' access to the mindful life. As a reference, Learning To Listen is a daily reminder to those with an already existing dedication to limitless growth. For any yoga lover wishing to deepen their practice beyond the physical, it is a powerful tool."
Author of Journey Into Power (Simon and Schuster)"Learning to Listen is an excellent guide to spiritual work. Jonathan Reynolds presents a grounded, practical program for developing the inner ear."
-Bhagavan Das, Nada Yoga Master
Author of It's Here Now, Are You?