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No experience necessary: the culinary odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken
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Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, 2014.
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xiv, 321 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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641.5092 V217 2014
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No Experience Necessary is Chef Norman Van Aken's joyride of a memoir. In it he spans twenty-plus years and nearly as many jobs—including the fateful job advertisement in the local paper for a short-order cook with "no experience necessary."

Long considered a culinary renegade and a pioneering chef, Van Aken is an American original who chopped and charred, sweated and seared his way to cooking stardom with no formal training, but with extra helpings of energy, creativity, and faith.

After landing on the deceptively breezy shores of Key West, Van Aken faced hurricanes, economic downturns, and mercurial moneymen during the decades when a restaurant could open and close faster than you can type haute cuisine. From a graveyard shift grunt at an all-night barbeque joint to a James Beard–award finalist for best restaurant in America, Van Aken put his trusting heart, poetic soul, natural talent, and ever-expanding experience into every venture—and helped transform the American culinary landscape along the way.

In the irreverent tradition of Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential, and populated by a rogues' gallery of colorful characters—including movie stars, legendary musicians, and culinary giants Julia Child, Emeril Lagasse, and Charlie Trotter—No Experience Necessary offers a uniquely personal, highly-entertaining under-the-tablecloth view of the high-stakes world of American cuisine told with wit, insight, and great affection by a natural storyteller.

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Van Aken, N. (2014). No experience necessary: the culinary odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken. Lanham: Taylor Trade Publishing.

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Van Aken, Norman, 1951-. 2014. No Experience Necessary: The Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken. Lanham: Taylor Trade Publishing.

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Van Aken, Norman, 1951-, No Experience Necessary: The Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken. Lanham: Taylor Trade Publishing, 2014.

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Van Aken, Norman. No Experience Necessary: The Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken. Lanham: Taylor Trade Publishing, 2014. Print.

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