Life On The Line

Life  on the Line
Publisher Penguin
Release Date
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781101560730
Rating 4/5 from 7 reviews
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"One of America's great chefs" (Vogue) shares how his drive to cook immaculate food won him international renown-and fueled his miraculous triumph over tongue cancer. In 2007, chef Grant Achatz seemingly had it made. He had been named one of the best new chefs in America by Food & Wine in 2002, received the James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year Award in 2003, and in 2005 he and Nick Kokonas opened the conceptually radical restaurant Alinea, which was named Best Restaurant in America by Gourmet magazine. Then, positioned firmly in the world's culinary spotlight, Achatz was diagnosed with stage IV squamous cell carcinoma-tongue cancer. The prognosis was grim, and doctors agreed the only course of action was to remove the cancerous tissue, which included his entire tongue. Desperate to preserve his quality of life, Grant undertook an alternative treatment of aggressive chemotherapy and radiation. But the choice came at a cost. Skin peeled from the inside of Grant's mouth and throat, he rapidly lost weight, and most alarmingly, he lost his sense of taste. Tapping into the discipline, passion, and focus of being a chef, Grant rarely missed a day of work. He trained his chefs to mimic his palate and learned how to cook with his other senses. As Kokonas was able to attest: The food was never better. Five months later, Grant was declared cancer-free, and just a few months following, he received the James Beard Foundation Outstanding Chef in America Award. Life, on the Line tells the story of a culinary trailblazer's love affair with cooking, but it is also a book about survival, about nurturing creativity, and about profound friendship. Already much- anticipated by followers of progressive cuisine, Grant and Nick's gripping narrative is filled with stories from the world's most renowned kitchens-The French Laundry, Charlie Trotter's, el Bulli- and sure to expand the audience that made Alinea the number-one selling restaurant cookbook in America last year. Watch a Video

Life  on the Line
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  • Publisher : Avery
  • Release Date : 2012

An award-winning chef describes how he lost his sense of taste to cancer, a setback that prompted him to discover alternate cooking methods and create his celebrated progressive cuisine.

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My Life on the Line
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  • Publisher : Akashic Books
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03

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  • Publisher : Kerr Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-06-01

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Life on the Line
  • Author : Matilda Mench
  • Publisher : Bluecoat Press
  • Release Date : 2007-10-01

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Life on the Line
  • Author : Solange De Santis
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release Date : 2000

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Life on the Line
  • Author : Dodson Family
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-10-01

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Crossing the Line
  • Author : John Sutherland
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Release Date : 2021-05-13

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Life on the Line
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-09

'Life on the Line' began as a project by London-based photographer Cristian Barnett. Over a number of years he aimed to make a number of journeys to the Arctic Circle. All the photographs were taken on film within 35 miles of the Arctic Circle.

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Life on the Line
  • Author : Al Gibson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008

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  • Author : Vivian Cash
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04

When Johnny Cash died in September 2003, the world mourned the loss of the greatest country music star of all time. I Walked the Line is the life story of Vivian Cash, Johnny's first wife and the mother of his four daughters. It is a tale of long-kept secrets, lies revealed,

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Life on the Line
  • Author : John Frederic Kilner
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 1992

In today's society, where life and death are increasingly becoming matters of choice, life is on the line. Kilner explores topics such as "active" and "passive" euthanasia, suicide, quality of life, living wills, and the criteria for deciding who will receive access to vital treatments that cannot be provided to

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Life on the Line
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011

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Life on the Line
  • Author : Faye Wattleton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999-07-20

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Life on a Line
  • Author : Dave Merchant
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2007-06

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Life On The Line
  • Author : Marilyn Costanza
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-08

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