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CLR 100 Research Project
Students will research a chef who has had a positive influence on the contemporary culinary industry including:
- Alice Waters
- Edna Lewis
- John Folse
- Jose Andres
- David Chang
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Edna Lewis by
Edna Lewis (1916-2006) wrote some of America's most resonant, lyrical, and significant cookbooks, including the now classic The Taste of Country Cooking. Lewis cooked and wrote as a means to explore her memories of childhood on a farm in Freetown, Virginia, a community first founded by black families freed from slavery.
Chef's Story by
This companion book to The French Culinary Institute's Public Television series hosted by Dorothy Hamilton brings together twenty-seven extraordinary chefs to tell the personal stories behind their culinary triumphs. Chefs have become figures of heightened interest in our culture over the past decade. We look at chefs as stars and to restaurants as their stage. The twenty-seven fascinating individuals who tell their stories in this book bring us into their world and reveal how their early years, their beliefs, and their passion for quality have helped them become modern culinary legends.
Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink
The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink has long been the go-to book on all things culinary. In addition to updates on food trends and other changes to American gastronomy since 1999, for the first time the Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink will include biographical entries, both historical and contemporary.
Chef DB.com: The Chef and Restaurant Database
According to their website, chefdb.com “is an ongoing project aimed at documenting and promoting the work history of chefs and food & hospitality professionals from around the world.” Verify any information found in this directory before using in an academic paper.
PBS.org includes information from PBS Food. This site features articles and videos on many pre-eminent chefs.
Foodnetwork.com includes content from Food Network television programs, including information on prominent chefs.
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