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How Chefs Holiday

Written by: Dana Cowin
Narrated by: Dana Cowin
Length: 1 hr and 1 min

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Publisher's Summary

Once autumn hits, the holiday season has begun! And nothing embodies holiday spirit more than family traditions and recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Maybe it’s sharing stories at the dinner table, having a laugh on the front porch, or just relaxing with loved ones—everyone has their own ritual.

Join Dana Cowin, author and former Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine, as she chats with some of today’s most popular chefs and food personalities. Together they pass along their own holiday traditions and stories, from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows. Dana and company also discuss how these experiences impact their current holiday traditions and menus.

Cowin takes advantage of her career-spanning relationships with these top chefs to have them share

  • Unique ways to celebrate Thanksgiving with Padma Lakshmi
  • The Swedish Christmas with Marcus Samuelsson 
  • The "hard knocks of the holidays" with Kwame Onwuachi 
  • A holiday catastrophe with Carla Hall 
  • The importance of gratitude with Mike Solomonov 
  • The Anti-Christmas with Alex Guarnaschelli. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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  • Cheri
  • 01-11-19

Loved it!

If your a foodie & know some of the famous chefs, you’ll enjoy this conversation about food & traditions!

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  • Kirsten B
  • 01-11-19

Delightful!

I would have only enjoyed it more if it were longer! I look forward to trying some of the recipes. :D

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  • Cassie
  • 02-11-19

Stories to Warm the Heart

This short little audiobook is a peek into the holiday traditions that helped to shape these chefs into the men and women they are today. Each chef is from a very different background, and their varied tales, from New York to Nigeria, shows that inspiration begins with those closest to you.

The narrator is personable and I enjoyed her reading style. This is a delightful listen, showing that no matter where you begin, you can become something great, and, no matter where you are, don’t forget your roots.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-11-19

Mother's on xan

I couldn't handle more than 3 minutes of this. Shit was all over the place. Way too much of a 'mothers on xan' vibe. The story is told at you, not to you

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  • ben
  • 03-11-19

Perfect to listen to while cooking

I was looking for a good cooking companion while getting ready for the holidays and stumbled upon this delightful one-hour listen. Each chef has a fascinating backstory with insight into their lives and unique culture. I loved the latke story! It really reminded me of home... And it gave me inspiration to try out some new recipes - I'm planning to use those on the pdf tomorrow night! Awesome music too. Overall, great listen for while you're in the kitchen.

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  • Darin Swain
  • 02-11-19

Chefs are people too.

If you like NPR, then you will like this short feature. The chefs give some very intimate details of their personal lives and memories of the Holidays. Of course there is talk of food. But what I really liked is that the chefs each included a recipe in PDF format that comes with this Audio Short.

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  • Joel Truitt
  • 06-11-19

Meh

The overall concept was decent, but this would be better suited as a podcast not an audible story. The time with each chef felt rushed, the personalities did not translate to audio and the recipes discussed, were easier to figure out with the website companion. Also, ending with the sound of people eating into microphones was very unpleasant.

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  • Julio César
  • 25-11-19

I didn't like it

It wasn't what I expected, It turns in random stories about people talking about Christmas but not much in food or how to cook.

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  • Shannon
  • 12-11-19

Downhill originals

Man these monthly audible original selections just keep getting worse and worse every month. This one was especially horrible. Can’t say I got anything at all out of listening to it. Don’t waste your time.

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  • Mymamatoldme
  • 08-11-19

Disjointed

This didn't feel like a cohesive, finished, project- more like a rough draft. Some of the voices, including the main host, were pretty hard to listen to. If you want to listen to radio interviews, it might be OK, but if you want an audiobook look elsewhere. I do like the subject matter and even the subjects, it just didn't mesh together for me.

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