All or Nothing: One Chef's Appetite for the Extreme


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Dey Street Books
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5.4 X 8.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Jesse Schenker is executive chef and owner, with his wife, Lindsay, of The Gander and Recette in New York City. He was named one of the Best New Chefs by New York magazine, and beat Chef Geoffrey Zakarian in an Iron Chef America battle. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.


"Jesse's story of hitting rock bottom and working his way to the top is a must read."--Marcus Samuelsson
"Go Ask Alice meets Kitchen Confidential... an engagingly written, compulsive read."--Kathleen Squires, food writer, The Wall Street Journal,, Saveur
"Jesse Schenker has made his own success out of chaos, through sheer will and determination. A must read."--Jonathan Waxman, chef and cookbook author
"Warren Buffet famously said 'Intensity is the price of excellence'... but it is also the foe of moderation! The same personality that makes for success makes for excess. The story of All or Nothing captures this great truth of life."--Stephen B. Gullo, Ph.D., author of the national bestseller Thin Tastes Better
"All or Nothing is a great read not only for young chefs but for anyone who wants to make a change for the better."--Bill Telepan, chef/owner, Telepan & Telepan Local
"Schenker's candid memoir chronicles the painful journey of a man striving for both culinary perfection and inner peace"--Kirkus Reviews
"This is the chef memoir we've been waiting for."--Vanity Fair