The chefs towering white toque, the high bonnet, is the mark of achievement to which every young sauce-stirrer aspires. Idwal Joness urbane novel follows the young provincial Jean as he attempts to master culinary art at the hands of Pariss most distinguished chefs. Jean will win his high bonnet and the royal bearing that accompanies it - but not until hes had many outrageous adventures, in the kitchen and out.
High Bonnet is a sly send-up of the seething politics, subtle artistry, and enslavement to the palate that constitute life behind the kitchens swinging doors. First published in 1945 and out of print for more than four decades, High Bonnet will delight readers of Anthony Bourdains bestselling Kitchen Confidential or of Ludwig Bemelmanss Hotel Splendide. From the Trade Paperback edition.