The lead character is a chef born into the blue-collar factory life of Toledo Ohio. As a young man, he makes his way to New York and finds his calling as a cook. After decades of learning his craft in top restaurants he reaches the pinnacle of his career: A three star review from The New York Times, appearances on the TV Food Network, and a James Beard House dinner. His trajectory comes to a screeching halt when Billy, his mentor, only friend, and a Windows on the World chef is among those who perished on September 11.
Unlike the popular genre of star chef and food celebrity biographies, the antidotes (many of them true) revealed by this fictional chef are unvarnished, unfiltered and unencumbered by career and reputational concerns.
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