Jgv: A Life in 12 Recipes


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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.8 X 1.0 X 8.5 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author

Jean-Georges Vongerichten is one of the world's most famous chefs. He is responsible for the operation and success of three- and four-star restaurants worldwide, including his flagship, Jean-Georges, in New York City.
Michael Ruhlman is the author of critically acclaimed books including Grocery (Abrams, 2017) and From Scratch (Abrams, 2019). He has collaborated on several bestselling restaurant cookbooks, including The French Laundry Cookbook, Bouchon, and Alinea.


A world-famous chef offers a remarkably down-to-earth take on his ascent to the upper echelons of the culinary world in this delightful memoir...Anyone curious about what drives an elite chef will want to pick this up.
Lush recollections of how [Vongerichten] dreamed up combinations like foie gras with mango are the book's most obvious delight. But there is also an absorbing narrative of empire-building. Vongerichten, who has opened more than seventy restaurants worldwide, provides a window into the mechanics of a globalized restaurant industry that is based as much on licensing and celebrity as on food.-- (10/21/2019)
JGV reads like Jean-Georges Vongerichten is sitting next to you at the kitchen table, telling stories about his childhood in Alsace, the knowledge he gathered working under Michelin-starred chefs....I've been recommending JGV to not only foodies but readers who love a good memoir.-- (10/22/2019)