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Knives & Ink : Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes)
by Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy Macnaughton


Overview - Chefs take their tattoos almost as seriously as their knives. From gritty grill cooks in backwoods diners to the executive chefs at the world's most popular restaurants, it's hard to find a cook who doesn't sport some ink. Knives & Ink features the tattoos of more than sixty-five chefs from all walks of life and every kind of kitchen, including 2014 James Beard Award-winner Jamie Bissonnette, Alaska-fishing-boat cook Mandy Lamb, Toro Bravo's John Gorham, and many more.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Chefs take their tattoos almost as seriously as their knives. From gritty grill cooks in backwoods diners to the executive chefs at the world's most popular restaurants, it's hard to find a cook who doesn't sport some ink. Knives & Ink features the tattoos of more than sixty-five chefs from all walks of life and every kind of kitchen, including 2014 James Beard Award-winner Jamie Bissonnette, Alaska-fishing-boat cook Mandy Lamb, Toro Bravo's John Gorham, and many more. Each tattoo has a rich, personal story behind it: Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese Food remembers his mother with fiery angel wings on his forearms, and Dominique Crenn of Michelin two-starred Atelier Crenn bears ink that reminds her to do anything in life that you put your heart into. Like the dishes these chefs have crafted over the years, these tattoos are beautiful works of art. Knives & Ink delves into the wide and wonderful world of chef tattoos and shares their fascinating backstories, along with personal recipes from many of the chefs."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781632861214
  • ISBN-10: 1632861216
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 208
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds


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Books > Cooking > Essays & Narratives
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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-07-25
  • Reviewer: Staff

Following in the footsteps of 2014’s Pen & Ink, a book based on the simple premise of asking people about the meaning and significance of their tattoos, Fitzgerald and MacNaughton focus on one of the most visibly tattooed professions, interviewing 65 people in the food and hospitality industry. The authors continue their winning approach, with MacNaughton’s illustrations of the tattoo in question accompanying Fitzgerald’s profile of the subject. The best entries in this collection are about tattoos that show the passion and dedication each person brings to their craft in the kitchen. Kate Romane, owner and chef at E2 Restaurant in Pittsburgh, has a tattoo of the Library of Congress call number for The Joy of Cooking. Joe Palma, who runs an open kitchen at a restaurant in Queens, N.Y., has a tattoo of crossed knives on his hand, used to showcase his pride and commitment to his work and as a kind of hello to customers watching him cook. The book also features recipes supplied by a handful of chefs, ranging from the very simple (such as a basic seasoning rub) to dishes best left in the hands of the pros (such as pork head rillette and an elaborate tater tot casserole). Readers are sure to devour this in a single sitting. (Oct.)

 
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