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In Cooking as Fast as I Can, Cat Cora reveals, for the first time, coming-of-age experiences from early childhood sexual abuse to the realities of life as a lesbian in the Deep South. She shares how she found her passion in the kitchen and went on to attend the prestigious Culinary Institute of America and apprentice under Michelin-star chefs in France. After her big break as a cohost on the Food Network's Melting Pot, Cat broke barriers by becoming the first-ever female Iron Chef.
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By Bridget Clayborne on 06-29-17
Chef Cat Cora
The book was surprisingly raunchy regarding some of her sexual encounters; Then absolutely Ah-Mazing with regards to her culinary career. She's an awesome, talented Chef!!! I was born in The Delta, like her, but in Mound Bayou Ms. I'm glad I choose it, my favorite part is when she spoke of her parents, siblings, and adoptive parents.
By Linda on 04-25-16
I really, really, really wanted to like this book
I'm not sure if it was the writing or the narrator who distracted me. I found some of the story interesting, especially her early life, her parents and her personal demons. I would have like more food insights, instead of just lists of food on her menus of places that she worked or created. The editing was also an issue. How many times does one have to read how many days a year she was traveling. It would have been nice if her editor pushed her to give more insight into the personalities of the Iron Chefs she worked with for all those years....not I won 56 to 48, etc. I just kept thinking, here is another list...I worked here, I created this, I was trying to create my brand, and blah, blah, blah.
Chef bios are one of my favorite genres. This book just didn't do it for me.