How I Learned to Cook
Kimberly Witherspoon, Peter Meehan (editors)
How I Learned to Cook is a collection of essays by famous chefs detailing how cooking became, for them, not just a passion, but an avocation, or just detailing a lesson or two they learned along the way.
Chefs who specialize in all kinds of cuisine are featured: from Mario Batali to Masaharu Morimoto, from French cuisine to Mexican.
Some of the stories are funny, some are poignant. Each in its own way, is interesting.
How I Learned to Cook is light, fun foodie fare. I whiz-banged right through it in a couple of days, and really enjoyed it. It didn't hurt that I curled up with it on the chilliest days of the year so far, while the mouth-watering aroma of Hungarian goulash bubbling merrily away in the crockpot wafted through the apartment. I would have enjoyed this very much regardless, but when the atmosphere adds to the reading experience it can only enhance the pleasure.