Out of Line

Out of Line

A Life of Playing With Fire

Audiobook CD - 2017 | Unabridged.
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Celebrated chef Barbara Lynch credits the defiant spirit of her upbringing in tough, poor "Southie," a neighborhood ruled by the notorious Whitey Bulger gang, with helping her bluff her way into her first professional cooking jobs; develop a distinct culinary style through instinct and sheer moxie; then dare to found an empire of restaurants ranging from a casual but elegant "clam shack" to Boston's epitome of modern haute cuisine. One of seven children born to an overworked single mother, Lynch was raised in a housing project. She earned a daredevil reputation for boosting vehicles (even a city bus), petty theft, drinking and doing drugs, and narrowly escaping arrest-haunted all the while by a painful buried trauma. Out of Line describes Lynch's remarkable process of self-invention, including her encounters with colorful characters of the food world, and vividly evokes the magic of creation in the kitchen. It is also a love letter to South Boston and its vanishing culture, governed by Irish Catholic mothers and its own code of honor. Through her story, Lynch explores how the past-both what we strive to escape from and what we remain true to-can strengthen and expand who we are.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Connecticut] : Tantor Audio, 2017.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781541409323
Branch Call Number: Audiobook 641.5092 Lynch
Characteristics: 8 audio discs (10 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 inches
digital,optical,1.4 m. per second,stereo,Digital recording
audio file,CD audio

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