The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry
I have read a variety of books about cooking school. Loved this one. Journalist at 38 years old fulfills a life time dream of going to the Cordon Bleu Cooking School in Paris. Cashes in her entire life savings to do it. Lots of chutzpah. The title is classic too. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry.
I not only enjoyed reading about where she (Kathleen Flinn) went since I spent a month in Paris this summer. I loved reading about the year long process. Of course, she has also added in that she happened to fall in love ( not from France ) and many other things took place over a year in her life, but she probably speaks as she writes. A very fluid book.
I have taken a few cooking classes and enjoyed most of them. But, Flinn became fluent in French over time and as you read the book her instincts for cooking change. She goes from being a great home chef to being an expert.
Makes me think about doing it myself. Although I might be hard pressed to do a year in learning to cook and another year learning how to bake. Could be a dog fight.