We just got tipped off to the new book How I Learned to Cook: Culinary Educations from the World’s Greatest Chefs. It’s an anthology of stories from over forty chefs about their early days working at restaurants. There are some good stories here—Jonathan Eismann tells about working with a drug addicted cook who would storm into the bathroom with a crack pipe during dinner services, Anthony Bourdain recounts his story of botching a dish on a national cooking show and David Chang writes about traveling to Japan for the sheer purpose of learning how to make perfect soba.
How I Learned to Cook: Culinary Educations from the World’s Greatest Chefs [Amazon]
How I Learned to Cook [Boldtype]
Mashaharu Morimoto [Wikipedia]
Morimoto [Official Site]