Un chemin de tables

Un chemin de tables

Title:Un chemin de tables
Edition Language:French
ISBN:null
Format Type:Kindle Edition

Brasserie parisienne, restaurant étoilé, auberge gourmande, bistrot gastronomique, taverne mondialisée, cantine branchée, Mauro, jeune cuisinier autodidacte, traverse Paris à vélo, de place en place, de table en table. Un parcours dans les coulisses d’un monde méconnu, sondé à la fois comme haut-lieu du patrimoine national et comme expérience d’un travail, de ses gestes, de ses violences, de ses solidarités et de sa fatigue. Au cours de ce chemin de tables, Mauro fait l’apprentissage de la création collective, tout en élaborant une culture spécifique du goût, des aliments, de la commensalité. À la fois jeune chef en vogue et gardien d’une certaine idée de la cuisine, celle que l’on crée pour les autres, celle que l'on invente et que l'on partage.



Maylis de Kerangal est écrivain. Ses romans et ses nouvelles sont publiés aux Éditions Verticales. Elle vit et travaille à Paris.


    Un chemin de tables Reviews

  • Meike

    "The Cook" is an exploration of human passion: The novella follows Mauro, a young Parisian student and food enthusiast, on his path to becoming a professional cook, changing restaurants and travelling...

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    I'm going to join the chorus of perplexed readers who say this is not really a novel, but we don't know what to call it. It's a novella-length narration of a fictional chef's life, and while you get s...

  • Rebecca

    This is a pleasant enough little book, composed of scenes in the life of a fictional chef named Mauro. Each chapter picks up with the young man at a different point as he travels through Europe, study...

  • Diane Barnes

    Hmmmmm. Can't rate this lower or higher cause not sure exactly what I read. Thumbnail sketch of a cook. I only finished because it was 100 pages of a small size book....

  • angelareadsbooks

    I love stories about food. Books, movies, documentaries. So when I saw this short Book I jumped at the chance to review it. The Cook is the story of a young chef as he finds his way in the culinary wo...

  • Lolly K Dandeneau

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/'To be a chef, you have to be prepared to get hurt.'The Cook is a fictional novel about the making of Parisian chef Mauro told from his friend’s pe...

  • Bonnye Reed

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Cook, a short novel of the life, growth, and adventures of a young wanna-be cook who ambles his way through France, Germany, Italy and back to France picking up skills and rec...

  • Mandy

    This short book from French writer Maylis de Kerangal reads more like a documentary or long journal article than a piece of fiction, but is none the less compelling for that. It’s the fictional biog...

  • Lisa

    This was a shortie, an atmospheric little translated novel about a young man with a lifelong love of cooking who approaches the profession from a bunch of oblique angles, unsure of where he wants to l...

  • Sarah

    I did not expect to finish this novel in one sitting, but here I am at midnight writing a review. I love food (I expect most people do) but I don't consider myself a 'foodie', however, even I could ap...