Cooking as Fast as I Can
A Chef's Story of Family, Food, and Forgiveness
On Sale: September 15, 2015
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Non-Fiction Memoir | Non-Fiction Cooking / Food
Remarkably candid, compulsively readable, renowned chef
Cat Cora’s no-holds-barred memoir on Southern life,
Greek heritage, same sex marriage, and the meals that have
shaped her memories.
Before she became a celebrated
chef, Cathy Cora was just a girl from Jackson, Mississippi,
where days were slow and every meal was made from scratch.
Her passion for the kitchen started in her home, where she
spent her days internalizing the dishes that would form the
cornerstone of her cooking philosophy incorporating her
Greek heritage and Southern upbringing—from crispy fried
chicken and honey-drenched biscuits to spanakopita. But
outside the kitchen, Cat’s life was volatile.
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 co-host on the
Food Network’s Melting Pot, Cat broke barriers by
becoming the first-ever female Iron Chef.
as Fast as I Can chronicles the difficulties and
triumphs Cora experienced on the path to becoming a chef.
She writes movingly about how she found courage and
redemption in the dark truths of her past and about how she
found solace in the kitchen and work, how her passion for
cooking helped her to overcome hardships and ultimately find
happiness at home and became a wife and a mother to four
boys. Above all, this is an utterly engrossing story about
the grit and grace it takes to achieve your dreams.
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