The Recipe: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness
"Always be hungry, Owen" the Chef said softly. "Don't ever let life just wash over you. Savor it--every smell, every taste, every sound. That's Rule One, Owen: Taste everything."
Owen Devon used to have a pretty good life. At least until a few months ago, when disaster struck his family. Now his grades are plunging and his life is spiraling out of control. To make matters worse, he's just been tagged for vandalism--and to repay the damage, he's being put to work for the crusty old owner of the local diner.
But there's a lot about the old man that Owen doesn't know--and in this diner's cramped little kitchen, he's going to learn a lot more than how to cook an excellent meal....
From eight-time Culinary Olympian Chef Charles Carroll and New York Times bestselling author John David Mann (The Go-Giver) comes a tale of heartbreak and redemption, the story of a boy who learns to overcome tragedy and carve out a life of excellence and honor through cooking lessons at the hands of a retired chef. Blending poignant story-telling with vivid culinary detail, The Recipe offers readers a compelling recipe for personal greatness.
Throughout the story the reader also learns key cooking concepts, cutting techniques, and other practical secrets of the kitchen. Includes a complete set of recipes for dishes cooked in the story.
"An instant classic ... The Recipe shows that true greatness isn't about what you achieve, it's about who you become in the process." -- George Foreman, former World Heavyweight Champion
"Cooking is like life: if you don't pay attention to the small things, the day-to-day slicing and dicing, the larger presentation can become an absolute mess. The Recipe is a great instrument for sharpening your knife." -- Josh Ellis, editor in chief, SUCCESS magazine
"The Recipe is a delicious read in more ways than one. Descriptions of food so vivid your taste buds tingle--and a great story to warm your heart." -- Robert G. Allen, #1 New York Times bestselling author, Multiple Streams of Income
"Some books entertain, while others make you think, occasionally even inspire. It's rare to find one that causes you to look inside and examine your life. The Recipe is such a book." -- Paul Sorgule, president, Harvest America Ventures
"Carroll and Mann have done a fantastic job paralleling the joys and challenges of cooking to those we face in life. The story will draw you in, and chefs and home cooks alike will learn from these lessons of the kitchen." -- Chef John Folse, host, PBS's After the Hunt
"Eloquent, heartfelt, honest, and wise ... you will the passion, commitment, and dedication to process on every page." -- Kirk T. Bachmann, M.Ed., Campus President, Escoffier School of Culinary Arts
"Read this book! You'll love the principles and appreciate the wisdom." -- Nido Qubein, president, High Point University
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