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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry by Kathleen Flinn

Last fall I received an email from Penguin publishers asking if I would like a copy of The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry, by Kathleen Flinn.  I love reading, so I jumped.  I read the book as soon as it arrived and really enjoyed it.

Kathleen Flinn was going to be in San Francisco for part of her book tour…and then the date changed and I couldn’t go.  I was très disappointed!  Anyway…the point of this long rambling story is…I was going to write about the book after meeting Kathleen, but that never happened, then the holidays arrived and I lost all semblance of sanity, so I never told you about this little gem of a book.

The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry (which refers to cutting onions, by the way) is an autobiographical account of Kathleen’s experience being laid off from her job and then pursuing her dream of attending Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris.  I loved the book for several reasons…it’s in Paris, the city that (after my trip last summer) is now my most favorite place on earth. I also ended up really enjoying the first-hand account of attending Le Cordon Bleu (which I wasn’t expecting to get so into).  Kathleen’s writing was engaging and genuine and there are recipes peppered throughout the book. It’s a very enjoyable read and would be a fun book club selection as well.

You can get the book here. Or visit Kathleen’s blog here.  Bon Appetit!


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    If you ever have the opportunity to own a set of Le Cordon Bleu pots, pans and cookware…DO IT! It was the best investment Ben and I ever made. I will definitely check out this book. It looks like something I would enjoy! Thanks Jane!

  2. Adding this to my list!

  3. The book sounds interesting, I like the title, I will have to check it out!

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