Staring down a milestone age, Bob Foulkes was not content to experience life from the comfort of his easy chair. Semi-retired, restless, and bored, Bob was ready for his next great adventure: 1,000 hours of intensive training in the art of classic French cooking. Bob, the oldest student in the class by a long shot, faces the many rigorous challenges of culinary training with grace, humility, and good humour.
†This behind-the-scenes account of life in a professional training kitchen is both eye opening and inspiring. Whether facing a career or mid-life change, Bobís timely and honest book will strike a chord with foodies, aspiring chefs and readers seeking their own adventures.
About the author:
Bob Foulkes grew up in rural Alberta, where he learned, among many things, to cook, guided by his mother. He is a communications and public relations professional and a writer, and has penned short stories, op-ed pieces and articles on anything that captures his interest.
Bob challenges himself regularly with adventures that scare, enthrall, test and delight him. Adventures with Knives chronicles his experience as a student at Vancouverís Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts - one of his most challenging and satisfying adventures ever.