Chef Tell

Chef Tell

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Before the heyday of the Food Network, there was Chef Tella€”nickname of Friedemann Paul Erhardt, Americaa€™s first TV showman chef. Big on personality and flavor, Chef Tell was once called by Philadelphia magazine the a€œaffably roguish Bad Boy of the Philadelphia restaurant world.a€ Chef Tell explores how a young German American chef became Americaa€™s biggest TV celebrity chef of his time. Most of Chef Tella€™s forty million baby boomer viewersa€”a number comparable to Julia Childa€™sa€”never knew his fascinating, hardscrabble life story. Until now. This winning biography brings us a€œbehind the linea€ into his kitchen and into his, at times, turbulent personal life. Tell was known as a charmer, as he worked the audience for live television shows, but also a quick-witted perfectionist, who demanded only the freshest ingredients for his life of food, fame, fortune, and women. Chef Tella€™s lifea€”his colleagues would agreea€”was a managed, complicated, and mercurial affair, which changed two industries and millions of home cooks. An absorbing account of an extraordinary man, Chef Tell takes us through his personal and professional highs and lows; and his glorious successes that explain why so many loved, or hated, him then and miss him now. The day Chef Tell died messages of surprise and shock flooded the media, including a€œChef Tell has died? Stick a fork in him, hea€™s done.a€ Chef Tell would have loved that. Readers will know why and agree.They enjoyed the foodand service and, after, were invited by Tell intohis kitchen for a quick tour. ... responsible for telephone reservations, daily cash reconciliation, group bookings andforeign employeework permits, as well asactingasTella#39;sanbsp;...

Title:Chef Tell
Author:Ronald Joseph Kule
Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. - 2013-12-13


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