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Serious Reads: Four Kitchens, by Lauren Shockey

Culinary school students may enroll with dreams of their own kitchens and maybe a television show, but upon graduation they face the tough reality of restaurant cooking. Lauren Shockey, a Chicago University graduate who decided to pursue a culinary education at the French Culinary Institute, embraced the opportunities that were presented to her after receiving her degree. She set out on a world tour of four acclaimed restaurants, training in very different cuisines and in very different atmospheres. She shares her experiences in Four Kitchens: My Life Behind the Burner in New York, Hanoi, Tel Aviv, and Paris. More

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