Great listen, if you’ve read his other books, or just love cooking you, won’t be disappointed! He focuses on technique not recipes, on why you don’t want to brown your mirepoix, or why salting your meat isn’t about the salt flavour but what it does to the meat. Interesting to hear the history of how the different methods of cooking evolved and their effect on our health and culture. Always like hearing an author narrate, expresses the true tone of the writing.
I would think the use of the title apprentice is a pretty long stretch. maybe more like an unpaid day laborer. he is pretty long winded, more like a kid trying to stretch their subject to make the minimum requirements for a term paper. there are a few interesting stories but mostly a book probably written by someone trying to write another book not because of a burning passion
I'm glad that I finally listed to this book, because I've heard so much about this one.
I'm sad that it was not as good as the hype surrounding it.
I thought it had a very poor format... more repetitive than a 5 paragraph essay
-I'm going to tell you what I'll tell you
-I'm going to tell you
-I'm going to tell you what I told you
Intro paragraphs to the chapters seem to touch on enough of each subject, that when he finally gets around to diving into each topic, there isn't much deeper to go. And topics keep returning through out the book.
THAT SAID, there were a few nuggets of interest such as making bread and beer that were somewhat interesting to hear.
I give it a score of "meh", which is half way between yuck and yay.