The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry

The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry

Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World’s Most Famous Cooking School

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143114130
  • 304 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

The prequel to Kathleen Flinn’s unforgettable account of her French culinary adventures - Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good – is available this August!

Kathleen Flinn was a thirty-six-year-old middle manager trapped on the corporate ladder – until her boss eliminated her job. Instead of sulking, she took the opportunity to check out of the rat race for good – cashing in her savings, moving to Paris, and landing a spot at the venerable Le Cordon Blue cooking school.

The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry is the funny and inspiring account of her struggle in a stew of hot-tempered, chefs, competitive classmates, her own “wretchedly inadequate” French – and how she mastered the basics of French cuisine. Filled with rich, sensual details of her time in the kitchen – the ingredients, cooking techniques, wine, and more than two dozen recipes – and the vibrant sights and sounds of the markets, shops, and avenues of Paris, it is also a journey of self-discovery, transformation, and, ultimately, love. 
The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry

The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry

Kathleen Flinn

Awards

Washington State Center for the Book Award – finalist
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