'The Saucier's Apprentice' on Serious Eats

Weekend Book Giveaway: 'The Saucier's Apprentice'

It's Saturday, and what would be a Saturday on Serious Eats without a food book giveaway? The subtitle of Bob Spitz's The Saucier's Apprentice says it all: One Long Strange Trip through the Great Cooking Schools of Europe. Spitz, the author of the ridiculously well-reported group biography The Beatles, is a serious home cook who sets out on a self-guided and well-researched tour of European cooking classes that functions rather well as a journey of self-discovery. If you've ever indulged in a similar fantasy, you will appreciate Spitz's engaging storytelling ability. And even if you haven't, by the time the book ends, you might at the very least entertain such a notion. He even throws in a few recipes he... More

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