I just finished reading a great book for anyone who is a foodie, a chef, or just enjoys cooking. It's also a book for anyone in between careers who isn't sure what to do next. The book is called "The Sharper the Knife, The Less You Cry" by Kathleen Flinn. Kathleen got laid off (sound familiar?) and decided to take her savings and attend Le Cordon Bleu (the original, in France) to follow her dreams. She wrote a best selling book and well, the rest is history!
I love how she talks about the French chefs (oh, did I tell you her classes were in French... a language she knew very little of) and she cooks SERIOUS French classical food (aspics and rabbit and hake oh my!) and at times both loves and hates it. She's hard on herself, competitive with herself and with her classmates and she does her best, which is, as we all know, the best we any of us can do.
I am now following her blog - I find her writing fun, entertaining and GOOD. It's really a lovely thing. I highly recommend reading her book and anything else she writes about (including recipes, blog entries and probably even shopping lists).
Chow for Now! :)