Photo by Chuck Cook Photography Marie LeNôtre signs a copy of her new book, Appetites: A Memoir.
Last week, Kris Bistro and French cooking school Culinary Institute LeNôtre celebrated two events in one evening. The first was the signing and party for Marie LeNôtre's new book, Appetites: A Memoir. We received an advance review copy and have already finished it, which was no chore. The book is a page-turner, with some breathtaking revelations about how the respected French culinary school came into existence.
In the book, LeNôtre covers not only her own history but her husband Alain's as well, including the portions of his life leading up to when he met her. The fact that they were both already single parents with two children each by the time they met is one of the lesser dramas of their combined story. LeNôtre's early life as a young actress and model is fraught with its own perils. The rocky relationship in later years between the couple and the LeNôtre culinary empire is shocking. In time, tragedy gives way to forgiveness.More »