Katherine Darling

Katherine Darling graduated first in her class at the French Culinary Institute in New York City.  After receiving her diploma, she went on to work at Saveur magazne.  She currently lives in Manhattan. 

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A deliciously entertaining memoir about one woman’s adventures in the student kitchens of the legendary French Culinary Institute—flavored with celebrity chefs, eccentric characters, and mouthwatering recipesTo anyone who has ever dreamed of life in a French kitchen, Katherine Darling serves up a savory dose of reality in this funny, fascinating, and altogether delightful account of her time spent slaving over a hot stove, wrestling with veal calves, and cleaning fish heads at The...

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. live life

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Other than writer? Vineyard owner and winemaker.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Homemade bread still warm from the oven with a fat pat of fresh butter and maybe a drizzle of honey or homemade strawberry jam.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Martha Stewart--a self-made woman who DOES IT ALL. And does it much better than any of us could.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People on their cell phones or blackberries endlessly. It is so unbelievably rude to be eating with someone and have them take a phone call at the table. Or send texts between courses.

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