• When I Met Food

  • Living the American Restaurant Dream
  • By: Kathy Sidell
  • Narrated by: Kathy Sidell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-19-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc
  • 1 out of 5 stars 1.0 (1 rating)

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Publisher's Summary

Kathy Sidell’s earliest memories bring her back to food. At age five she was taken with her grandmother’s artistry in the kitchen, and even more so by the big family meals shared on the front porch of their seaside home.
Though raised among foodies - her mother, a talented home entertainer; her banker father who single-handedly is credited for building the restaurant business in Boston; and her sister, now a chef and restaurateur - Kathy’s route to food was not as linear. Her early life as a film producer developed her love for story, themes, and setting. But by age 47, she found herself drawn back to food and the risk of restaurant life.
When I Met Food chronicles this adventure, from how she selected her first location to the careful branding decisions required to build a highly successful restaurant enterprise in metropolitan Boston. In this engaging book, Kathy shares her business savvy peppered with encounters with influential people and even favorite recipes for the aspiring chef.
Gildan Media and Bibliomotion are proud to bring you another Bibliomotion Audiobook. Featuring exceptional content for today’s listener, these notable audiobooks contain the essential tools that can be applied to every facet of your life.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2012 Kathy Sidell (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC
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Critic Reviews

"When I Met Food takes you on a journey about the lifetime passion for food. Born into a family who not only dined out but helped to build the Boston restaurant scene, Kathy Sidell details how those early days shaped who she has become: a filmmaker, a wife, a mother, sister, and daughter; and finally a successful restaurant owner several times over. For anyone dreaming of running their own restaurant, this audiobook is must." (Todd English, chef, restaurateur, author, and James Beard Award winner)
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Customer Reviews

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1 out of 5 stars
By Tyler on 01-19-15

Too much focus on her family and wealth, not food!

What could Kathy Sidell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I thought this book was about a successful restaurantuer discussing the restaurant business, cooking and food. The first-two hours, the author spends almost all of her time talking about how her father started a bank, which became one of the biggest in the area, then how he created the restaurant scene in Boston. How her mother raised her kids to be highly educated, successful and want big homes. How she traveled the world with her family, spent time on her families Sail boats and eventually got her own Sail boat. How her sister was a competitive skater blah blah blah. Very little was spent talking about restaurants or food. This was like a book to brag about her families wealth, status and success. It was so self-focused, gloating and too much effort trying to influence the listener about how successful she and her family is. Gave up after 2 ½ hours and returned the audio book!

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