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Michael Ruhlman Writing Styles in The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America

Michael Ruhlman
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Style

Perspective

The novel is a documentary, but it is not an unbiased account of the experiences there. Instead, Ruhlman tells of his experience from his perspective alone. In order to gain some viewpoints from other main characters in the novel, he will interview them to allow each person to give their background and personal thoughts on specific topics. Some of these topics include how to make a brown roux or brown sauce, one of the classic mother sauces taught during the Skills class at the CIA. Also, he lets various chefs weigh in on the perceived values of the CIA, such as passion, balance and a sense of responsibility to be where they need to be, no matter what. These interviews lend more information and flush out a more complete experience of the CIA for the reader.

Nevertheless, the perspective of the novel stays mostly with Ruhlman. For example...

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