Welcome! Here, the goal is to give you a sampling of the variety of LLCC Library resources available to our student population. You will find various resource formats--books, reference books, print magazines, online databases, etc.--in both print and onli
Students need a LLCC ID card (doubles as your LLCC library card) in order to check out books. If you don't have a LLCC ID card, then you can get one at the LLCC Bookstore (lower level Menard Hall).
Beaten, Seared, and Sauced by Jonathan Dixon
Call Number: TX649.D59 A3 2011
Publication Date: 2011-05-03
Becoming a Chef by Andrew Dornenburg; Karen Page
Call Number: TX911.3.V62 D67 2003
Publication Date: 2003-10-10
Becoming a Chef, Revised is the updated and expanded edition of the 1996 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Writing on Food, and reflects all the most recent advances made in the culinary industry. It features the career advice of the biggest, most respected names in the culinary industry, such as Thomas Keller, Claudia Fleming, Marcel Desaulniers, Caprial Pence, Marcus Samuelsson, Craig Shelton, Gale Gand, Rick Tramonto, and more. With their trademark style, the authors give insightful details on the demographics, employment, education, and personal details of today's star chefs.
Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
Call Number: TX649.H345 A3 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-01
Blood, Bones & Butter follows an unconventional journey through the many kitchens Hamilton has inhabited through the years: the rural kitchen of her childhood, where her adored mother stood over the six-burner with an oily wooden spoon in hand; the kitchens of France, Greece, and Turkey, where she was often fed by complete strangers and learned the essence of hospitality; the soulless catering factories that helped pay the rent; Hamilton's own kitchen at Prune, with its many unexpected challenges; and the kitchen of her Italian mother-in-law, who serves as the link between Hamilton's idyllic past and her own future family--the result of a difficult and prickly marriage that nonetheless yields rich and lasting dividends. Blood, Bones & Butter is an unflinching and lyrical work. Gabrielle Hamilton's story is told with uncommon honesty, grit, humor, and passion. By turns epic and intimate, it marks the debut of a tremendous literary talent.
Heat by Bill Buford
Call Number: TX723.2.T86 B83 2006
Publication Date: 2006-05-30
Bill Buford—author of the highly acclaimed best-selling Among the Thugs—had long thought of himself as a reasonably comfortable cook when in 2002 he finally decided to answer a question that had nagged him every time he prepared a meal: What kind of cook could he be if he worked in a professional kitchen? When the opportunity arose to train in the kitchen of Mario Batali’s three-star New York restaurant, Babbo, Buford grabbed it. Heat is the chronicle—sharp, funny, wonderfully exuberant—of his time spent as Batali’s “slave” and of his far-flung apprenticeships with culinary masters in Italy. And throughout, we follow the thread of Buford’s fascinating reflections on food as a bearer of culture, on the history and development of a few special dishes (Is the shape of tortellini really based on a woman’s navel? And just what is a short rib?), and on the what and why of the foods we eat today. Heat is a marvelous hybrid: a richly evocative memoir of Buford’s kitchen adventure, the story of Batali’s amazing rise to culinary (and extra-culinary) fame, a dazzling behind-the-scenes look at the workings of a famous restaurant, and an illuminating exploration of why food matters. It is a book to delight in—and to savor.
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
Call Number: TX649.B58 A3 2007
Publication Date: 2007-01-09
This New Yorker published a now infamous article, "Don't Eat before You Read This," by then little-known chef Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain spared no one's appetite as he revealed what happens behind the kitchen door. The article was a sensation, and the book it spawned, the now classic Kitchen Confidential, became an even bigger sensation, a megabestseller with over one million copies in print. Frankly confessional, addictively acerbic, and utterly unsparing, Bourdain pulls no punches in this memoir of his years in the restaurant business. Fans will love to return to this deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a quarter-century of drugs, sex, and haute cuisine--this time with never-before-published material.
The Making of a Chef by Michael Ruhlman
Call Number: TX649.R8 A3 1997
Publication Date: 1997-12-15
In the winter of 1996, Michael Ruhlman donned hounds-tooth-check pants and a chef's jacket and entered the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, to learn the art of cooking. His vivid and energetic record of that experience, The Making of a Chef, takes us to the heart of this food-knowledge mecca. Here we meet a coterie of talented chefs, an astonishing and driven breed. Ruhlman learns fundamental skills and information about the behavior of food that make cooking anything possible. Ultimately, he propels himself and his readers through a score of kitchens and classrooms, from Asian and American regional cuisines to lunch cookery and even table waiting, in search of the elusive, unnameable elements of great cooking.
The Soul of a Chef by Michael Ruhlman
Call Number: TX649.A1 R84 2001
Publication Date: 2001-08-01
In his second in-depth foray into the world of professional cooking, Michael Ruhlman journeys into the heart of the profession. Observing the rigorous Certified Master Chef exam at the Culinary Institute of America, the most influential cooking school in the country, Ruhlman enters the lives and kitchens of rising star Michael Symon and renowned Thomas Keller of the French Laundry. This fascinating book will satisfy any reader's hunger for knowledge about cooking and food, the secrets of successful chefs, at what point cooking becomes an art form, and more. Like Ruhlman's The Making of a Chef, this is an instant classic in food writing-one of the fastest growing and most popular subjects today.