Life, on the Line

Life, on the Line

A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat

eBook - 2011
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Achatz, "one of America's great chefs" ("Vogue"), shares how his drive to cook immaculate food won him international renown--and fueled his miraculous triumph over tongue cancer. "Life, on the Line" is also a book about survival, about nurturing creativity, and about profound friendship.
Publisher: New York, NY : Gotham Books, 2011
ISBN: 9781101475959
1101475951
9781101467619
1101467614
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 390 p., [16] p. of plates) :,ill. (some col.)
Additional Contributors: Kokonas, Nick

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amandamonkey Mar 20, 2013

I enjoyed the story, but Chef could've used a ghost writer. It took a while for me to get into it because I found his literary voice to be annoying. I still recommend it if you're a fan.

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FlagrantMary
Jun 24, 2012

Compelling, fun read. This really helped me understand my chef and restaurant owners a little better. The author really seems to have a singular obsession and even cancer couldn't hold him back.

mmwilkes May 22, 2012

I could not in good conscience give this book any more stars. It was highly readable especially if you are either a foodie, a wine drinker or an entrepreneur. However, as a mother, halfway through the book, I realized Grant achieved his success at the expense of his family. They are given the bare minimum mention in the book which I found almost offensive. I'm not a fan of narcissists who achieve at the expense of others around them.

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MichelleBees
Feb 04, 2012

loved living vicariously through this reading - watching the climb of a talented chef and learning more about the business of restaurants. recommend checking out the alinea cookbook with the book or audio to see pics of the restaurant and the food! hope to someday experience his food.

debwalker Jul 29, 2011

An award-winning chef describes how he lost his sense of taste to cancer, a setback that prompted him to discover alternate cooking methods and create his celebrated progressive cuisine.

meggielvdl May 03, 2011

A great read, part biography, part business plan, friendship story, but mostly inspirational. Just wish I could afford to eat at his resturants.

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