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Knives at Dawn: America's Quest for Culinary Glory at the Legendary Bocuse d'Or Competition By Andrew Friedman Knives at Dawn America s Quest for Culinary Glory at the Legendary Bocuse d Or Competition Sizzling saut pans Screaming spectators Television cameras A ticking clock Fasten your seatbelt for the Bocuse d Or the world s most challenging and prestigious cooking competition where the pressur
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  • Knives at Dawn: America's Quest for Culinary Glory at the Legendary Bocuse d'Or Competition By Andrew Friedman Sizzling saut pans Screaming spectators Television cameras A ticking clock.Fasten your seatbelt for the Bocuse d Or, the world s most challenging and prestigious cooking competition, where the pressure and the stakes could not be higher At this real life Top Chef, twenty four culinary teams, each representing its home nation, cook for five and a half grueling hours TSizzling saut pans Screaming spectators Television cameras A ticking clock.Fasten your seatbelt for the Bocuse d Or, the world s most challenging and prestigious cooking competition, where the pressure and the stakes could not be higher At this real life Top Chef, twenty four culinary teams, each representing its home nation, cook for five and a half grueling hours There are no elimination rounds, no time to ease into the rigors of competition The teams have just one precious chance to cook and present two spectacular platters of food, then plate them for tasting by a jury of chefs the ultimate test of their ability to execute their craft, with prize money, international acclaim, and national pride on the line.Surprisingly, although American cuisine now rates among the best in the world, a U.S team has never finished among the top three at this Olympics of Food In 2008, a triumvirate of culinary figures Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and J r me Bocuse raised unprecedented support and awareness for the American effort This is their story, and the story of the team that competed for the United States at the 2009 Bocuse d Or what they did, how they did it, and what they learned Knives at Dawn chronicles the formation and training of the 2009 American team Chef Timothy Hollingsworth and his assistant, or commis, Adina Guest, both from The French Laundry in Yountville, California, are the stars of this chefs as athletes story After winning a national team selection event, the pair trained in a specially outfitted facility, while twenty three competitors including a Norwegian who d been hell bent to win the Bocuse d Or since the age of twelve rehearsed around the globe The days of the competition, when they all come together in an arena in Lyon, France, are recounted in riveting detail putting you right alongside the action as the months of toil and aspiration come to a head in the final hours of fierce cooking, when technical and mental fortitude, split second decision making, or a few too many seconds of heat can make all the difference in the world Beyond the American team itself, unparalleled behind the scenes access allows sports journalist and food writer Andrew Friedman to paint intimate portraits of Boulud and Keller, two of the most influential culinary figures of their generation, as well as of French icon Paul Bocuse, who created the competition than two decades ago With its revealing look at chefs and cooks of different generations and nationalities, Knives at Dawn delivers fascinating insights into what drives chefs to cook and compete, both in the Bocuse d Or and in their own kitchens every day.
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    1. Oh, where to begin I had high hopes for this book As a foodie lite with a chef for a husband, Top Chef is one of the few television shows that we watch on a regular basis I ve been interested in the Bocuse d Or since it was mentioned on the show and this book sounded like a good read.I was wrong This book has some major issues 1 It starts incredibly slow Seriously I can be patient through a few pages worth of background and development, even a few chapters if it s well written However, in this c [...]


    2. This account of the U.S team s pursuit of the 2007 Bocuse d Or reads like a sports story Well it should When the author is not writing about food, he is writing about professional tennis The quest for the gold has eluded the United States since the inception of the competition in 1987 Based on one 5 1 2 hour performance by one chef and one assistant, the awards gold, silver and bronze are awarded to the team which presents the best fish platter and the best meat platter overall Other similar con [...]


    3. I listened to this as an audiobook, which was interesting because of the accents that the reader chose to use It brought a little life to book than I think I would have otherwise gotten had I read it to myself Overall, I very much enjoyed it I was surprised that written descriptions of the food and cooking process could be so visual with just words I was a little frustrated with the number of people the author chose to describe It got confusing and detracted a little bit from the story.


    4. This is a seriously in depth look at the Bocuse D Or competition, and specifically, why the USA has never done well there It focuses on the most recent competition in 2009, and follows the US competitors from qualifying and all the way through the contest itself The level of access to the chefs and the supporting crew is really unprecedented, and Friedman takes full advantage in describing the thinking that went into creating the elaborate dishes required for this amazing contest Good stuff, a [...]


    5. This was much better than I expected I had seen some press on it when it first came out and didn t think I was interested, but then it was sitting on display at the library when I went to pick up some books I had on hold, so I checked it out as well on impulse I m glad I did I even saw the Top Chef all about the Bocuse d Or, and didn t really get what it was about This book gives a much, much better sense of it the drama, the personalities, the pressure, the skill was a surprisingly exciting rea [...]



    6. The Bocuse d Or was founded in 1987, and is held every other year in Lyon, France Each country s team a chef and one assistant is assigned a meat and a fish to be prepared and presented in the space of 5 1 2 hours It is apt that all of the library subject headings for this book contain the word competition, for this book will appeal to anyone curious about that world Psychologically, it involves a near obsession for perfection, a shrewd assessment of the opposition and the judging process, and t [...]


    7. Dull Took nearly a year to read There are two things to understand about me in order to really get this review 1 I read exceptionally fast, naturally Yesterday I read a 361 page book before finishing the last 25% of a second book and finishing off this one, and I did a number of other things besides reading over the course of the day 2 I have a nearly fanatical obsession with food and can talk about it, read about it, think about it, even search for deliverable ingredients, at any time for any l [...]


    8. An engaging insider accountBefore listening to this book, I knew little of the Bocuse d Or other than having seen members and advisers of the 2009 team on the reality TV show Top Chef But no matter hard core and casual foodies alike will enjoy this account of chef Thomas Hollingworth and his commis Adina Guest s pressure cooker like preparation and participation in the 2009 competition There s enough background filled in to educate the reader about the methods and philosophy of cooking that unde [...]


    9. My friend Liz gave this to me for my birthday so I jumped into the whole new crazy world of intense cooking competitions Wow I had no idea.Knives at Dawn written by Andrew Friedman tells the story of well known chefs, Daniel Boulud and the French Laundry s Thomas Keller, working to improve the United States chances of winning the Bocuse d Or, considered to be the most prestigious cooking competition in the world, and one that heavily favors European chefs It s about creative technique, taste, pr [...]


    10. The writing was bland and not engaging, despite an interesting story Would likely have worked better as a documentary.


    11. Listened to the audiobook Normally my reading diet consists strictly of sci fi and fantasy but I found this book fascinating I am an avid home cook who grew up on a diet of Food Network TV Never seen Top Chef though I had never heard of the Bocuse d Or before this After reading this, I wish every US team s journey was so chronicled At least give us a TV special The audience is there, I promise To me this was a book that showed me new parts of the food scene that I mostly can t afford and amazed [...]


    12. An interesting telling of the 2009 USA Bocuse d Or team story I m an avid Top Chef Bravo TV watcher, and an episode during one of the last couple of seasons included a challenge to the five or so remaining contestants to produce a Bocuse d Or like series of dishes with the requisite fancy plating It was pretty interesting and led me to this book The USA team has never won the bi annual competition, but some serious focus and money has come into play in this country, starting with the 2009 USA te [...]


    13. I imagine that this book would be pretty boring to people whose entire exposure to the culinary world is the garish, overwrought spectacle of the Food Network The Bocuse d Or, one of the most prestigious and difficult cooking competitions in the world, takes months or preferably years of training and preparation for five hours in a kitchen with the world looking on This ain t no Cupcake Wars The author, Andrew Friedman, is actually a sports writer, and you can see how that was an advantage writi [...]


    14. I can t cook, but am fascinated by foodie books I loved Kitchen Confidential, Bill Buford s Heat, and Julie Julia, among others And there are elements of KNIVES AT DAWN that are similarly compelling the tryouts to find an American competitor for the Bocuse d Or, the challenges of fielding a viable U.S team, and the ways in which personality conflicts or miscommunications created stumbling blocks for the French Laundry chef who takes on the challenge.That said, I didn t love the writing here at t [...]


    15. This book was a truer 3.5 than 4 It was extremely interesting, and taught me a great many things about cooking, international competitions, and talked about numerous interesting people It suffered from a lack of focus, peppering political content into a book on chefs, and an over dramaticized ending I think this suggested it would have been better as a memoir than a historical non fiction book My wife and I really enjoyed this book overall The first bit was quite engaging, and moved to a variety [...]


    16. I am pretty sure that I ve been able to finish all of my Food for Thought book club booksuntil this one I so wanted to like it After all, I had no prior knowledge of the Bocuse d Or, and was intrigued to read about it from the perspective of the U.S candidate and his commis Yet the writer ruined it for me It s tough to read, not engaging, and began to feel like work If I can t finish a book in a month, that book is not for me I also didn t like the style it was written in it felt weird to me how [...]


    17. Had no idea of the pressure and passion that surrounds the Bocuse d Or competition, nor the scope and scale of the event Knives at Dawn is an almost hour by hour rundown of French Laundry s Chef Timothy Hollingsworth and commis, Adina Guest in the year leading up to the 2009 competition Amazing insight into the philosophy and culinary strategies of Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller and Jerome Bocuse who brought American chefs into the competition, raising awareness for the competition in the US, and [...]


    18. This book brought to light a side of the culinary world I knew very little about as it follows Timothy Hollingworth s journey to the Olympics of food as the first seriously sponsored and recognized American team I enjoyed the descriptions of the dishes and the processes in creating them, as well as hearing stories about many interesting chefs and restauranteurs I also appreciated the suspense created around the finale something that seems pretty rare in most non fiction works This was enjoyable [...]


    19. One of my favourite food books of all time Leaving a review because people say the level of detail about how the food is prepared gets boring I think that s the whole point of the book that they spent months developing, practicing, and rehearsing two platters of food so they could execute them as perfectly as possible in competition It is an examination of what gets lost between the perfect idea and its reality, and all of the problems and compromises that happen when you create something If the [...]


    20. I was stressed out just reading the book I can t imagine being in a competition like that It s a nice mix of history of the competition and the story of the preparations, and all the egos and politics that go into that I also liked the insight into working at the French Laundry and working for Thomas Keller, a place and a chef that is talked about a lot on all the food shows and mentioned in many food books All the preparation that go into it is insane, especially the Europeans who start prepari [...]


    21. Detailed account of the Bocuse d Or Culinary competition Learned a great deal about completing at this level, and after reading this book, know that I would never be interested even if capable of pursuing this as a goal I m delighted to occasionally produce a great recipe or two, but the food created at the Bocuse d Or is objects d art than something to eat However, I can admire the skill it takes to get to this level of cooking TEAM USA has never one a medal since the beginning of the competit [...]


    22. First off, this is not a cookbook, it tells the story of the USA culinary Chefs attmpting to become a cooking force to be reckoned with In Europe, the Bocus d Or Competition is aired on TV, a popular cooking competition It is NOT to be confused with Iron Chef or Food Networks Challenges The chefs interested in becoming a member of their country s team train and then compete It was a great read to see what goes into cooking serious grub I mean cuisine.I highly recommend this to my fellow foodies. [...]


    23. This was a great book about the Bocuse d Or competition and all of the preparations by the American team prior to the contest in Lyon, France It was just a fascinating account and, although I knew the outcome, I was still sitting on the edge of my seat The author made it very exciting I was left with the impression that the American chef did not take advantage of all of the resources offered to him and put off his preparations which, in turn, made his efforts hurried and not what they could have [...]


    24. I want to like this, but it s starting to feel like a slog It s one person s experience of another person s preparations for an event that isn t culturally relevant in the United States Would have been a lot fun with stories from other countries, and stories from past competitions Not sure I ll ever pick this back up.Oh And the full color photograph section in the middle is hilariously bad The pictures are so small, everything looks like blurry blobs of sushi We get lovely hi res shots of seem [...]


    25. I enjoyed reading this book, but it was very technical I like to cook, I like watching chefs cook, but there were many things I didn t understand in this book However, I read it with interest I remembered while I was watching Top Chef Las Vegas on Bravo that they featured a challenge that gave a chef an opportunity to compete Kenny was the winner I watched the episode again to see how the main character of this book interacted, but it barely showed him At any rate, I learned something.


    26. More of an ode to the pursuit of excellence than a foodie account of the most prestigious culinary competition in the world it s too precise and scientific to be the latter , knives at dawn is interesting, if not exactly what I expected I would ve appreciated the book had I already had a deep understanding of culinary competitions before this read Admirable in content and writing, nonetheless.


    27. I am not a fan of Top Chef or any other competition based reality cooking shows, but this book caught my attention because of the connection to Thomas Keller and the French Laundry The book started a little slow, but quickly held my interest I enjoyed the storyline, as well as the background about some famous chefs I also really enjoyed the details about the creation of the menu and the intricacies of preparing the food If you are a foodie or really enjoy cooking, this is a good read.


    28. I decided not to round up to 3 stars for a couple reasons I thought the writing was just plain weak He also IMHO simplified descriptions than necessary Let s face it mostly foodies are going to read it we re well versed in the concepts he mentions I also could have rated it higher, because several main characters are from The French Laundry and therefore feel local to me , but that wouldn t necessarily fly for people outside the major good food cities in the US.


    29. Eh If you re a fan of Top Chef , you ll like this book It reads like the transcript of a Food Network game show, which is okay, but gets old quickly I didn t care for any of the characters why does it seem that working in a kitchen inevitably turns you into a pompous ass , I didn t care that they won, I didn t care about the trials and travails they endured to win Everything was terribly superficial, pedantic and insignificant A quick read, quickly forgotten.


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