Pixelscroll Daily Deals for Friday, 11/30/2012
PixelMan says: Save $25.00 (93%) on this KINDLE eBOOK!
Talking with My Mouth Full: My Culinary Career from Line Cook to Food Writer to Professional Eater by Gail Simmons
Genre(s): Nonfiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Cooking Food & Wine
hen Top Chef judge Gail Simmons first graduated from college, she felt hopelessly lost. All her friends were going to graduate school, business school, law school . . . but what was she going to do? Fortunately, a family friend gave her some invaluable advice—make a list of what you love to do, and let that be your guide. Gail wrote down four words:
Eat. Write. Travel. Cook.
Little did she know, those four words would become the basis for a career as a professional eater, cook, food critic, magazine editor, and television star. Today, she’s the host of Top Chef: Just Desserts, permanent judge on Top Chef, and Special Projects Director at Food & Wine magazine. She travels all over the world, eats extraordinary food, and meets fascinating people. She’s living the dream that so many of us who love to cook and eat can only imagine. But how did she get there?
Talking with My Mouth Full follows her unusual and inspiring path to success, step-by-step and bite-by-bite. It takes the reader from her early years, growing up in a household where her mother ran a small cooking school, her father made his own wine, and family vacation destinations included Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East; through her adventures at culinary school in New York City and training as an apprentice in two of New York’s most acclaimed kitchens; and on to her time spent assisting Vogue’s legendary food critic Jeffrey Steingarten, working for renowned chef Daniel Boulud, and ultimately landing her current jobs at Food & Wine and on Top Chef. The book is a tribute to the incredible meals and mentors she’s had along the way, examining the somewhat unconventional but always satisfying journey she has taken in order to create a career that didn’t even exist when she first started working toward it.
With memorable stories about the greatest (and worst) dishes she’s eaten, childhood and behind-the-scenes photos, and recipes from Gail’s family and her own kitchen, Talking with My Mouth Full is a true treat.
Praise for Talking with My Mouth Full
“Gail Simmons is fearless, passionate, and driven, yet she is humble, generous, and stays true to the good values that she embraces. This book is inspiring for anyone who dreams about living their passion and finding fulfillment in their work. Talking with My Mouth Full is a joyful, account of Gail’s journey from her start as a line cook to her work at Food & Wine magazine and of course her role on Top Chef.”—Eric Ripert, Executive Chef/Co-Owner, Le Bernardin
“Reading Gail Simmons’s memoir was like having a cappuccino and biscotti with one of my close girlfriends. What a treat!”—Giada De Laurentiis, author of Giada at Home
“In Talking with My Mouth Full, Gail Simmons takes us through her culinary voyage from her gentle upbringing in a food-obsessed family in Toronto to her present culinary star status. In a clear, firm, and concise style, she leads us through her journey from an apprentice and trainee at culinary school to Le Cirque to Vogue and Food & Wine magazine and, ultimately, to her leading role on food television. Her remembrances are a tasty, delightful treat to savor.”—Jacques PÉpin, author of Essential PÉpin
“Gail’s book impressively mixes memoir with recent culinary history, and has great recipes, too. Above all, she makes it abundantly clear that passion for food—and hard work—always wins out.”—David Chang, Chef/Owner, Momofuku
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Hope Solo: My Story (Young Readers’ Edition) by Hope Solo
Genre(s): Children’s eBooks
et Hope Solo—Soccer Sensation
In this young readers’ edition of Hope Solo’s exciting life story, adapted from Solo: A Memoir of Hope, the Olympic gold medalist and starting goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s national soccer team gives readers behind-the-scenes details of her life on and off the field. Solo offers a fearless female role model for the next generation, driven to succeed on her own terms. Young fans will truly be inspired by Hope’s repeated triumphs over adversity. Her relentless spirit has molded her into the person she is today—one of the most charismatic athletes in America.
A huge player in the Summer 2012 Olympic Games, Hope shares her inside story in her own words, for soccer fans of all ages!
Signed poster and exclusive all-new Q&A with Hope Solo!
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Rocket Man – Number Ones by Elton John
From an Amazon Top Reviewer:
imply a LEGEND and this compilation of songs that almost everyone has heard that has watched a movie, listened to the radio, or seen a commercial proves it. Songs that have stood that test of time and can take you back to the very moment you heard it for the first time. That is what music is, it is the immortal part of us that no matter how old we get it will never stop making us feel! And Elton puts his heart and soul into every track with some playful, deep down in your gut, kinda rock and roll that makes us sing, dance and shout! It is so personal that it feels like he wrote them just for me, but then decided everyone would love it too. I hope others have enjoyed Elton over the years as much as I have. Thanks Sir Elton, to quote your song, “how wonderful life is now your in the world.”
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