TV cooking shows. What´s your favorite? On today´s show we´ll take a look at the evolution of celebrity chefs and food on the tube. We´ll talk to historian Kathleen Collins about early shows and what´s happening on the screen today. Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio gives us a behind-the-scenes look at this successful reality cooking show. Marcus Samuelsson stops by to talk about a special Swedish custom this time of year - and you´ll hear his reluctant singing debut! Also, rating Big Apple eateries, a recipe from Seinfeld´s Soup Nazi, and what´s Graham Kerr galloping to today? Plus much more. [Broadcast Date: October 2, 2009] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/091001/rt_chef_091001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A captivating novel of Renaissance Italy detailing the mysterious life of Bartolomeo Scappi, the legendary chef to several popes and author of one of the best-selling cookbooks of all time, and the nephew who sets out to discover his late uncle’s secrets - including the identity of the noblewoman Bartolomeo loved until he died. When Bartolomeo Scappi dies in 1577, he leaves his vast estate - properties, money, and his position - to his nephew and apprentice Giovanni. He also gives Giovanni the keys to two strongboxes and strict instructions to burn their contents. Despite Scappi’s dire warning that the information concealed in those boxes could put Giovanni’s life and others at risk, Giovanni is compelled to learn his uncle’s secrets. He undertakes the arduous task of decoding Scappi’s journals and uncovers a history of deception, betrayal, and murder - all to protect an illicit love affair. As Giovanni pieces together the details of Scappi’s past, he must contend with two rivals who have joined forces - his brother, Cesare, and Scappi’s former protégé, Domenico Romoli, who will do anything to get his hands on the late chef’s recipes. With luscious prose that captures the full scale of the sumptuous feasts for which Scappi was known, The Chef’s Secret serves up power, intrigue, and passion, bringing Renaissance Italy to life in a delectable fashion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jacques Roy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009081/bk_sans_009081_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The author of Kitchen Confidential returns with an exclusive short story available only from Random House Audible! Holidays aren´t always happy for everyone, especially for the crew at Restaurant Saint Germain. The empty dining room has more waiters than customers, the staff is grumbling about the absence of this year´s Christmas bonus, and they may soon have to file a missing persons report for ´´America´s Sexiest Chef.´´ Determined to go down kicking and screaming, two employees come up with a last ditch plan of action with a truly unexpected result. While it´s not exactly a White Christmas, the crew of the Saint Germain find out that miracles can happen - even if they are accompanied by the sound of French lounge music. Anthony Bourdain once again brings to light the inner workings of the ´´culinary underbelly´´ in his bold reinvention of the traditional Christmas story. At once risqué and charming, A Chef´s Christmas is sure to bring holiday cheer to those who make dinner and those who only make reservations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Bourdain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhau/000107/bk_rhau_000107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She, Veronica Ward, is a voluptuous journalist who doesn´t have the time to cook. He, Eric Walker, is sexy, a self-made billionaire, a war veteran with a dark and secret past, and her next journalism subject. When Veronica is assigned to cover the handsome chef, she can´t get her mind off of Eric. He offers to show her the ropes in the kitchen, and a lot more starts to heat up besides the stove. Eric´s a man who knows how to get what he wants, and he´ll make sure she learns a lot more from him than just how to make a souffle! Explicit: This sultry story contains explicit scenes of delicious nipple sucking, passionate oral sex, and wild vaginal sex with creampies in the middle of a hot billionaire chef´s expansive kitchen! It is of adult nature and meant for listeners over 18 years of age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Audrey Lusk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011405/bk_acx0_011405_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A young, ambitious chef returns home to open her own restaurant. At first the toast of the town, the chef later falls prey to unkind gossip and reviews. This prompts her to take drastic measures to silence the offenders. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachael Messer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019851/bk_acx0_019851_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Chef by James Patterson, read by Micheal Ziants.Police detective by day, celebrity food truck chef by night, now Caleb Rooney has a new title: Most Wanted.In the Carnival days leading up Mardi Gras, Detective Caleb Rooney comes under investigation for a murder he is accused of committing in the line of duty - as a Major Crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department. Has his sideline at the Killer Chef food truck given him a taste for murder? While fighting the charges against him, Rooney makes a pair of unthinkable discoveries. His beloved city is under threat of attack. And these would-be terrorists may be local. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Micheal Ziants. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/004108/bk_rhuk_004108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Carefully leveled text engages young listeners in learning about how chefs provide for their community. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a glossary help build nonfiction learning skills. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000162/bk_lrnr_000162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Take Out Chef is a new release from Hachette Audiobooks: Powered by Wattpad - an innovative collaboration between Hachette Book Group, a leading publisher, and Wattpad, a passionate storytelling community of over 45 million people. Your favorite online stories, now available in your headphones! Jessica Summers works all day to support her family. Her social life consists of having dinner in front of the television watching Chef Tom´s magical hands prepare foods. Being a chef is her lifelong dream, but since her mom passed away, being there for her brother and helping ease the burden for her quirky grandmother are her priority. Her life takes an unexpected turn when her brother signs her up in an experimental program to help young delinquents. Chef Tom Simmons and Chef Bryan Sullen head the project, and, when they meet, Jessie is hoping to get a spot in the school - despite her noncriminal record - not to find a new job. Yet Tom is in desperate need of a new assistant, and Jessie is the perfect fit. Bryan has a rough facade. He´s obnoxious and bossy but shows moments of kindness, too. Their romance blossoms between remaking messy soufflés and baking crispy croissants. When they have plans to start dating, Bryan has an emergency and shuts down on Jessie. When Bryan comes back, Jesse must decide to follow her heart and give the man she loves a chance to open up or let him go for good. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Mazz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003353/bk_hach_003353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.