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No experience necessary : the culinary odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken

Author: Norman Van Aken
Publisher: Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces more than twenty years in the culinary renegade's professional life, tracing his early stints as an inexperienced short-order cook and the energy, creativity, and faith that enabled his rise to cooking stardom.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Norman Van Aken; Norman Van Aken
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Van Aken
ISBN: 9781589799141 1589799143 9781630760885 1630760889
OCLC Number: 855362743
Awards: Winner of Orlando Life's Silver Spoon Award: Best Celebrity Chef Book 2014.
Shortlisted for IACP Cookbook Awards: Culinary History 2014.
Description: xiv, 321 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: The Triangle --
Pre-chef --
Deviled eggs --
Carnival rides --
Carny corn dogs --
The fireside : Hainesville, 1972-73 --
Chef salad for Miss Kitty --
The midget : Key West, 1973 --
Bicycle Sammy's potato slaw --
The Deerpath Inn : 1973-1974 --
Toké's beef and mushroom bites --
The Holiday Inn : Greeley, 1974 --
U.S.N. mulligatawny soup --
The Gale Street Inn : Diamond Lake, 1975 --
Gale Street-style slaw --
The Fox Lake Country Club : 1975-77 --
Flame on shish kabob --
700 Duval : Key West, 1978 --
The jar cocktail --
The Pier House : Key West, 1978 --
The meatloaf contest --
Shit happens --
Tequila races salsa --
The Port of Call : Key West, 1979 --
Oysters Remick --
Chez Nancy : Key West, 1979-80 --
Smothered pork chops adobo --
The Port of Call (reprise) : Key West, 1980-82 --
Tennessee's streetcar --
Sinclair's : Lake Forest, 1982-84 --
Gordon's artichoke fritters --
Sinclair's American Grill : Jupiter, 1985 --
Daisy Duke's papaya ice cream --
Louie's Backyard : Key West, 1985-88 --
Beer-steamed shrimp with mojo rojo --
Mira : Key West, 1988 --
Tuna tartare --
Boca, Boca, Boca! : Boca Raton, 1989-90 --
Latkes with caviar and sour cream --
A Mano : Key West, 1990-92 --
Vietnamese soft spring rolls --
Epilogue: The triangle comes full circle.
Responsibility: Norman Van Aken.

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Long considered a culinary renegade and a pioneering chef, Norman Van Aken is an American original who chopped and charred his way to cooking stardom with no formal training. This book is his joyride  Read more...

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