Saturday, June 25, 2011
Scars Of A Chef
Rick Tramonto started as a high school dropout working at Wendy’s; he became one of the hottest celebrity chefs in the world. Yet his rise to culinary success was marked with tragedy, loss, and abandonment.
As a teenager, Rick worked to support the family when his father (who had Mob ties) went to prison. As a young adult, he struggled with a learning disability and drug addiction. Yet as a chef, he rose rapidly to culinary stardom, earning rave reviews and eventually opening the famous four-star establishment Tru.
From the outside, it looked like he had everything he ever wanted; his lifelong hunger for meaning should have been more than met. But on the inside, his life and his marriage were falling apart. And then, one night, a voice on the radio changed everything. Containing recipes and color photos, Scars of a Chef is the mesmerizing rags-to-riches memoir of one chef’s journey through the highest heights and the lowest lows of the culinary world . . . and his search for something that would finally heal his wounds and sustain him through even the darkest times.
Usually I don't buy books written by chefs but this one caught my eye with the above back cover description. At first the reader may wonder what this has to do with Christianity, as you read on the story comes to light.
I found this to be a very good read, Rick Tramonto's story of how he found God amid the interesting life he led and how he backslid then got right with the Lord again is inspiring!
His dedication to his work is admirable, I love the part of the book that tells of the radio message he listened to one night while driving home. It's amazing how God works!
Scars of a Chef is a great story of rags to riches. I give it 5 stars.
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