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Sous Chef - 24 Hours on the Line

Michael Gibney

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME The back must slave to feed the belly. . . . In this urgent and unique book, chef Michael Gibney uses twenty-four hours to animate the intricate camaraderie and culinary choreography in an upscale New York restaurant kitchen. Here readers will find all the details, in rapid-fire succession, of what it takes to deliver an exceptional plate of food-the journey to excellence by way of exhaustion. Told in second-person narrative, Sous Chef is an immersive, adrenaline-fueled run that offers a fly-on-the-wall perspective on the food service industry, allowing readers to briefly inhabit the hidden world behind the kitchen doors, in real time. This exhilarating account provides regular diners and food enthusiasts alike a detailed insider's perspective, while offering fledgling professional cooks an honest picture of what the future holds, ultimately giving voice to the hard work and dedication around which chefs have built their careers. In a kitchen where the highest standards are upheld and one misstep can result in disaster, Sous Chef conjures a greater appreciation for the thought, care, and focus that go into creating memorable and delicious fare. With grit, wit, and remarkable prose, Michael Gibney renders a beautiful and raw account of this demanding and sometimes overlooked profession, offering a nuanced perspective on the craft and art of food and service. Praise for Sous Chef "This is excellent writing-excellent!-and it is thrilling to see a debut author who has language and story and craft so well in hand. Though I would never ask my staff to read my own book, I would happily require them to read Michael Gibney's."-Gabrielle Hamilton "[Michael] Gibney has the soul of a poet and the stamina of a stevedore. . . . Tender and profane, his book will leave you with a permanent appreciation for all those people who 'desire to feed, to nourish, to dish out the tasty bits of life.'"-The New York Times Book Review "A terrific nuts-and-bolt

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME The back must slave to feed the belly. . . . In this urgent and unique book, chef Michael Gibney uses twenty-four hours to animate the intricate camaraderie and culinary choreography in an upscale New York restaurant kitchen. Here readers will find all the details, in rapid-fire succession, of what it takes to deliver an exceptional plate of food-the journey to excellence by way of exhaustion. Told in second-person narrative, Sous Chef is an immersive, adrenaline-fueled run that offers a fly-on-the-wall perspective on the food service industry, allowing readers to briefly inhabit the hidden world behind the kitchen doors, in real time. This exhilarating account provides regular diners and food enthusiasts alike a detailed insider's perspective, while offering fledgling professional cooks an honest picture of what the future holds, ultimately giving voice to the hard work and dedication around which chefs have built their careers. In a kitchen where the highest standards are upheld and one misstep can result in disaster, Sous Chef conjures a greater appreciation for the thought, care, and focus that go into creating memorable and delicious fare. With grit, wit, and remarkable prose, Michael Gibney renders a beautiful and raw account of this demanding and sometimes overlooked profession, offering a nuanced perspective on the craft and art of food and service. Praise for Sous Chef "This is excellent writing-excellent!-and it is thrilling to see a debut author who has language and story and craft so well in hand. Though I would never ask my staff to read my own book, I would happily require them to read Michael Gibney's."-Gabrielle Hamilton "[Michael] Gibney has the soul of a poet and the stamina of a stevedore. . . . Tender and profane, his book will leave you with a permanent appreciation for all those people who 'desire to feed, to nourish, to dish out the tasty bits of life.'"-The New York Times Book Review "A terrific nuts-and-bolt
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NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME The back must slave to feed the belly. . . . In this urgent and unique book, chef Michael Gibney uses twenty-four hours to animate the intricate camaraderie and culinary choreography in an upscale New York restaurant kitchen. Here readers will find all the details, in rapid-fire succession, of what it takes to deliver an exceptional plate of food-the journey to excellence by way of exhaustion. Told in second-person narrative, Sous Chef is an immersive, adrenaline-fueled run that offers a fly-on-the-wall perspective on the food service industry, allowing readers to briefly inhabit the hidden world behind the kitchen doors, in real time. This exhilarating account provides regular diners and food enthusiasts alike a detailed insider's perspective, while offering fledgling professional cooks an honest picture of what the future holds, ultimately giving voice to the hard work and dedication around which chefs have built their careers. In a kitchen where the highest standards are upheld and one misstep can result in disaster, Sous Chef conjures a greater appreciation for the thought, care, and focus that go into creating memorable and delicious fare. With grit, wit, and remarkable prose, Michael Gibney renders a beautiful and raw account of this demanding and sometimes overlooked profession, offering a nuanced perspective on the craft and art of food and service. Praise for Sous Chef "This is excellent writing-excellent!-and it is thrilling to see a debut author who has language and story and craft so well in hand. Though I would never ask my staff to read my own book, I would happily require them to read Michael Gibney's."-Gabrielle Hamilton "[Michael] Gibney has the soul of a poet and the stamina of a stevedore. . . . Tender and profane, his book will leave you with a permanent appreciation for all those people who 'desire to feed, to nourish, to dish out the tasty bits of life.'"-The New York Times Book Review "A terrific nuts-and-bolt

Language:

English

Narrators:

Fred Berman

Length:

5h 43m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:57


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:27


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:21


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:29


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

00:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:10


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:00


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:10


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:55


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:40