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The Resource Give a girl a knife : a memoir, Amy Thielen

Give a girl a knife : a memoir, Amy Thielen

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Give a girl a knife : a memoir
Title
Give a girl a knife
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Amy Thielen
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Language
eng
Summary
"A beautifully written memoir that follows one woman from her childhood in a dysfunctional Midwestern family to becoming a chef in New York City and finally her triumphant return home to reclaim and redeem Midwestern cooking. Amy Thielen, author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook The New Midwestern Table, traces her journey from Park Rapids, Minnesota, to cooking professionally under some of New York City's finest chefs--including David Bouley, Daniel Boulud, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten--and then back home again. A love of food and an overwhelming desire to get the hell out of small-town America drive Thielen to New York to seek out its intense culinary world, which she embraces enthusiastically, while her boyfriend finds success in its fickle art world. After years of living in the city, with frequent trips back home in the summertime, the couple eventually chooses life deep in the woods in a cabin Thielen's husband built by hand. There Aaron can practice his craft while Amy takes the skills she learned cooking professionally and turns them to undoing years of processed foods to uncover true Midwestern cooking, which begins simply with humble workhorse ingredients such as potatoes and onions. Give a Girl a Knife offers a fresh look into New York's fine dining scene while also acknowledging a universal nostalgia for home--and a yearning to remake that home so it's even better than you remember."--
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Title
Give a girl a knife
Creator
Summary
The author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook The New Midwestern Table offers a fresh look at New York’s fine-dining scene by tracing her journey from Park Rapids, Minnesota, to cooking professionally under some of the finest chefs in New York City, where she enthusiastically embraces the culinary world even though she misses home
Subject
Genre
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10560698
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 641.5092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
TX649.T46
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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Amy Thielen
Give a girl a knife : a memoir, Amy Thielen
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Give a girl a knife : a memoir, Amy Thielen
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
My kitchen affliction -- Sugar and color -- Home cooking -- Meat versus vegetables -- Herring dares and chicken turtles -- Twenty-five pies -- The sweet smell of home fries -- Give a girl a knife -- The perpetual popcorn pot -- Old five-and-dimers -- Are we going to bake this bread in my lifetime? -- The old time of my youth -- If you don't look you don't see -- Circus of the ridiculous -- Good neighbors -- Chef salad, no eggs -- Pounds and pennies -- Morbid sugar -- Stalking the beast called dinner -- Primary sources
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ocn958413416
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780307954909
Lccn
2016044399

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