Life, on the Line: A Chef’s Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat by Grant Achatz
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is a fascinating biography of a chef. The Food Biography genre is really expanding and my favorites in the genre tend to be those of the kuntslerroman variety. Some chefs (the really good ones) have a passion and drive for what they do that is comparable to that of any other kind of artist.
Achatz’s battle with cancer and the near-loss of his primary sense (taste) is inspiring and the cutthroat business end of the restaurant world provides a wonderful foil for a man who wants to be more successful in his creative life than he does in his financial life.