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No Experience Necessary - The Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken

Norman Van Aken

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No Experience Necessary is Chef Norman Van Aken' s joyride of a memoir. In it he spans twenty-plus years and nearly as many jobs-- including the fateful job advertisement in the local paper for a short-order cook with " no experience necessary." Long considered a culinary renegade and a pioneering chef, Van Aken is an American original who chopped and charred, sweated and seared his way to cooking stardom with no formal training, but with extra helpings of energy, creativity, and faith. After landing on the deceptively breezy shores of Key West, Van Aken faced hurricanes, economic downturns, and mercurial moneymen during the decades when a restaurant could open and close faster than you can type haute cuisine. From a graveyard shift grunt at an all-night barbeque joint to a James Beard- award finalist for best restaurant in America, Van Aken put his trusting heart, poetic soul, natural talent, and ever-expanding experience into every venture-- and helped transform the American culinary landscape along the way. In the irreverent tradition of Anthony Bourdain' s Kitchen Confidential, and populated by a rogues' gallery of colorful characters-- including movie stars, legendary musicians, and culinary giants Julia Child, Emeril Lagasse, and Charlie Trotter-- No Experience Necessary offers a uniquely personal, highly-entertaining under-the-tablecloth view of the high-stakes world of American cuisine told with wit, insight, and great affection by a natural storyteller.

Language:

English

Length:

12h 35m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

42:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

30:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

50:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

41:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

41:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

29:27


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

36:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

48:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

41:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

31:37


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

42:53


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

36:02


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:55