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New here, obviously, and just wanted to say hello. I actually stumbled across ChefTalk from a recommendation on a forum when I was searching for a new tool bag. (The one they provide when you start Culinary School, just isn't adequate. lol) I am on my second term at Le Cordon Bleu studying  Baking & Patisserie. I LOVE it. EVERYTHING about it, even days I don't want to get up and head to school. lol. Anyways, I look forward to reading reviews, the forums, and just being...
I am on my second term at Le Cordon Bleu for Baking & Patisserie and I have personally been reading everything I can get my hands on.  I loved Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain. Amazing book. Everything about Kitchen Confidential was aawesome. I also read The Idiot's Guide to Success as a Chef (say what you will about the title lol) by Leslie Bilderback. I loved how she just kind of put certain things out there for you and was like, yeah, if you can't handle...
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