"In his writings, Michael Ruhlman has explored most trenchantly the identity crisis the contemporary chef faces, and in so doing brought to light the pivotal juncture in the evolution of modern cuisine at which we find ourselves today. He provides profound insight and guidance to all accomplished and aspiring chefs negotiating this transition, who must each themselves come to terms with these very questions."
Noam Arieh Gedalof - Napa Valley
These words from a culinary student quickly bring to the fore the many gifts Michael Ruhlman has as a writer and a leader in our industry.
It also helps quantify the reach of a writer, and more importantly, that of Michael himself.
This Thanksgiving, I myself wanting to share Michael and his writing with those I have in my life. Please make the effort to get his books, and to read them, and even cook inspired by his work, and you will soon find yourself strong and confident in the kitchen and comfortable around food.