By Jesse Schenker
Blending Kitchen personal, Blood, Bones & Butter, and Breaking Bad, a culinary memoir that illuminates the highs and lows of dependancy, nervousness, and ambition on the planet of haute cuisine.
Thirty-one-year-old Jesse Schenker has rocketed to the pinnacle of the culinary international. An Iron Chef winner and James Beard nominee, he used to be voted most sensible New Chef through manhattan journal, and his acclaimed Recette used to be named most sensible New eating place by way of the New York Times. yet Jesse’s epic upward push mask a little-known prior full of demons and obsession, genius and mania.
Growing up in filthy rich suburban Florida, Jesse was once brought to the culinary world—and the realm of demanding medications. turning into a high-school dropout hooked on heroin and crack, he was once alienated from his relatives and sought after by way of the police officers. via twenty-one, he had robbed, cheated, and lied to each person in his life—and had overdosed, been shot at and approximately overwhelmed to demise. His eventual arrest prompted him to get clean.
Jesse realized to channel his obsessiveness and wish to get ever “higher” into his occupation. yet his starting to be good fortune fueled his nervousness, resulting in panic assaults and hypochondria. during this startling and grounded memoir, Jesse lays all of it at the desk for the 1st time, reflecting on his insatiable urge for food for the extreme—which has ended in his greatest triumphs and failures—and stocks the stunning tale of his turbulent life.