One of the summer's hottest memoirs is Marcus Samuelsson's Yes, Chef. If you want another culinary memoir to read while you're waiting for this highly acclaimed book, check out some of these other tales of cooking education & life in the kitchen.
Life, On the Line, Grant Achatz
The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food, Judith Jones
Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life, Kim Severson
Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef, Gabrielle Hamilton
And, if you're wanting a bit more insight into what chefs really like to eat check out My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals: Portraits, Interviews, and Recipes and My Last Supper: The Next Course by Melanie Dunea
What's your favorite culinary memoir?
im a real big fan of the memoirs of Ruth Reichl, tender at the bone, garlic and sapphires and comfort me with apples, though these come more from the perspective of being a food writer they are filled with recipes and touching tales about her time in the industry.
slightly off kilter but the book about Shopsin's is great, Eat Me: the food and philosophy of Kenny Shopsin
Thanks for the suggestions, both of you! I haven't heard of Eat Me, so I'll check that one out, and I, too, have enjoyed Ruth Reichl's books!