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A Woman's Place is in the Kitchen : dispatches from behind the pass by Sally Abe

A Woman's Place is in the Kitchen : dispatches from behind the pass by Sally Abe

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'Fantastic, exciting deep dive into kitchen life from one of Britain's leading young chefs' TOM KERRIDGE

'Sally really tells it how it is...

This book will be a go to for those needing that bit of bravery and resilience in a world that needs more people like her' CANDICE BROWN

'Wow. Sally's book is an insightful, honest account of a young cook's journey to an inspirational chef' ANGELA HARTNETT

From the star of the Great British Menu, for readers who loved Kitchen Confidential and couldn't tear their eyes away from Boiling Point, a book that reveals the reality of working in restaurant kitchens - and how they need to change for the betterIt's a familiar trope: angry men berating each other in kitchens as pots furiously boil, sauces burn and a giant slab of beef rests in the background. The dominant view of a professional kitchen is one of chaos and pent-up fury - a gladiatorial contest of male ego.

Why then do we also hear the misogynistic refrain that women 'belong in the kitchen' if, in a professional context, they're all but erased from them? A Woman's Place is in the Kitchen is the story of Sally Abé's rise to become an award-winning chef in the brutal world of restaurant kitchens; how a girl from the midlands who used to cook herself Smash to get by is now one of the most successful fine-dining chefs working today. More than that, Sally's story is also a stirring manifesto - drawing back the curtain on restaurant kitchens to show how she is endeavouring to change them for the better. Filled with stories of Michelin-starred food, the relentlessness of kitchens, as well as the hope for the future of the culinary landscape, Sally's memoir is set to become a classic.


Publication: 6 Jun 2024, Little Brown

ISBN: 9780349727769
Extent: 272 pages

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