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Michael Ruhlman was born in 1963 in Cleveland and graduated Duke in 1985 with a BA in literature. His first book, Boy's Themselves (1996), revealed life at an all-boy day school. His second, the Making of a Chef came in 1997 and was re-released in 2009 in a new paperback edition. Michael's other vis mere published works include The Soul of a Chef (2000), Wooden Boats: In Pursuit of the Perfect Craft at an American Boatyard (2001), and Walk on Water (2003). He co-wrote The French Laundry Cookbook (1999) with Thomas Keller and A Return to Cooking (2002) with Eric Ripert, chef-owner of Le Bernardin. His latest works include Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking and Curing (2011) and Salumi: The Craft of Italian Dry Curing (2012), both with Brian Polcyn. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Michael Ruhlman

Charcuterie (2005) 556 eksemplarer
House: A Memoir (2005) 115 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Ad Hoc at Home (2009) — Bidragyder — 639 eksemplarer
Bouchon (2004) — Forfatter — 493 eksemplarer
Food and Wine Best of the Best Cookbook Recipes 2010 Volume 13 (2010) — Bidragyder — 119 eksemplarer
Best Food Writing 2000 (2000) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
Best Food Writing 2016 (2016) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
Gabriel Kreuther: The Spirit of Alsace, a Cookbook (2021) — Forfatter — 23 eksemplarer

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Michael Ruhlman's "The Reach of a Chef" i Food History (oktober 2011)


I love Ruhlman's way of focusing on technique behind the recipe, and Egg is no exception. He takes skills and utility of eggs and breaks them down by how they're used, and different applications of each.

I'm basically making my Valentine's Day dinner egg-centric because of this book. It's lovely!
theOsteoholic | 3 andre anmeldelser | Dec 24, 2023 |
I'm going to be honest, I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I went into this book thinking it was going to be very dry. Ruhlman did an amazing job providing recipes with interesting history, and personal stories.

I am an admitted amateur in the realm of cocktails. This book holds true to its title, keeping every recipe simple, reducing them down to their original ratios. From there, Ruhlman gives variations on every drink, giving popular opinions, as well as his own on each recipe. This book has actually helped me understand the reasoning and history behind every concoction. I am currently working my way through the different Manhattan recipes to see what I personally enjoy.

If you are not familiar with the cocktail world like myself, I would highly recommend this book. If you are familiar, I would still recommend it.
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Zorandar | Nov 20, 2023 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
The fun thing about the Akashic Noir series is seeing the local character present itself through the various stories in each book. I've read a handful of these now, and there a some distinct flavors: Atlanta and Austin bounce around relatively young and rapidly growing cities, with most of the focus on the here and now and the stressors being growth and disparate economic fortunes; Alabama gave some distinctly southern spin to both urban and rural locales, which kept things lively; meanwhile Cleveland joins New Orleans in showcasing cities with pasts perhaps more glamourous than current times, which bleeds into the stories in each book - there are ghosts that haunt these cities and these pages.

The other key feature of these collections (like most anthologies with multiple artists) is that one's mileage may vary in regards to which stories hit home most effectively. For me, there are a few here that feel either unfinished, or as if they were written as part of a larger project. They we're necessarily less enjoyable, but the hint of missing pieces did leave me a little less satisfied with those particular stories. Not necessary to name them specifically (don't want to seem negative here), but worth noting this represents only 2-3 stories out of the whole, so not a big drag for me.

Standouts, on the other hand, do make up 4-6 stories in my opinion. Susan Patrone's "The Silent Partner" was a fun one early in the collection with a tone markedly different from most of the others (which isn't to say that it doesn't feature some of the haunting mentioned earlier). "Bus Stop" by Dana McSwain was a nice creepy number to close out Part I "City Center." D.M. Pulley's "Tremonster" offered a somewhat surprising climax to a gentrification tale, and editors Miesha Wilson Headen and Michael Ruhlman also contributed stories that playfully turned tables on the characters within them.

Overall, another enjoyable stop in a city I am only passingly familiar with, but which I feel I know a bit better after letting these writers give us a tour of the seedier people and/or sides of town.
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lordporkchop | 13 andre anmeldelser | Oct 25, 2023 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Another entertaining collection in the Akashic noir anthology series. You don't have to know Cleveland to enjoy these "dark love stories" from its varied neighborhoods. From crime drama to black humor to horror, the tales depict themes of desire, loss, morality, racism, alienation, and love, sometimes romantic, often tainted and misplaced. Damaged characters seek to improve their lot in questionable ways. Twist and turns and double-crosses provide surprises to welcome or mourn.

The haves and have-nots, deceivers and the deceived, criminals and victims, even the living and the dead interchange in an amorphous metaphysical grey area. As the protagonist in Paula McLain's "Love Always" says, "No one gets to stay the same." Cleveland Noir is well-written glimpses of one city's humanity.
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leisure | 13 andre anmeldelser | Oct 20, 2023 |



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