Life, on the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat (Compact Disc)

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"One of America's great chefs" (Vogue) shares how his drive to cook immaculate food won him international renown-and fueled his miraculous triumph over tongue cancer.

About the Author

Grant Achatz is an award-winning chef and the owner of the restaurant Alinea in Chicago. He won the Rising Star Chef of the Year Award in 2003 and was named Best Chef in the United States in 2008 by the James Beard Foundation. Alinea was named best restaurant in America by Gourmet magazine and was added to Restaurant magazine's list of top fifty restaurants in the world, eventually making it to number seven. Grant has written for Gourmet and the New York Times Diner's Journal, and he is a columnist for the Atlantic's Food Channel. Nick Kokonas is a managing partner of Achatz LLC, which was formed to envision, create, and manage the restaurant Alinea in Chicago. Together with award-winning chef Grant Achatz, Nick coordinated the creation of Alinea, including the formation and execution of the business plan, hiring of all professional trades, and management of ongoing operations. Prior to his involvement with Alinea, Nick spent over a decade as a derivatives trader, founding his own proprietary trading firm in 1994. He has been an investor in, and adviser to, a number of mid-size technology firms, and he currently serves on several corporate boards. Nick holds a B.A. in philosophy from Colgate University. Johnny Heller has won two prestigious Audie Awards and has earned numerous Audie nominations. He has been praised for his adult, personal development, history, comedy, and children's book narrations. Named a Best Voice of 2008 and 2009, as well as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine, Johnny has earned almost twenty Golden Earphones Awards. Two of Johnny's audiobooks have been picked by AudioFile as Best Audiobook the Year, and he has won two Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Awards.

Praise for Life, on the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat…

"Achatz and Kokonas share an engaging, well-written, and informative description of what it's like to work in commercial kitchens along with the stirring story of Achatz's fight for his life." ---Library Journal

Product Details ISBN-10: 1452631271
ISBN-13: 9781452631271
Published: Tantor Media, 03/01/2011
Language: English

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