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Michael Ruhlman

I first discovered Michael Ruhlman via his book, “The Making of a Chef” where he details his journey through the program at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). I never had a desire to be a chef but his story was so compelling that I actually checked out the textbooks used at the school to learn more about cooking — both food and technique. A short time later, I found his book, Wooden Boats: In Pursuit of the Perfect Craft at an American Boatyard, which immersed me in the world of boat making and the people who made their living there. I have found all his books compelling reads and it is amazing to see how his career has progressed over the intervening years. Finally, Ruhlman’s book, Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking opens an entirely new world of cooking where learning a few simple rations between ingredients can allow you to experiment widely in your own kitchen.

With my appreciation of his books, it only makes sense to follow Michael online, as well. has regular posts about a wide variety of food-related topics and I always appreciate seeing a new post appear in my feed reader. I am sure that that the fact that he is a fellow Ohio boy doesn’t hurt either. (SMILE)


The best things in life happen when you get carried away. I went into a cooking school to write about what it means to be a chef, and instead I became a cook, got a job line cooking, lucked into one of the great restaurants of the world to work with the chef on his book, and I kept on writing about food. I got carried away, and it’s made all the difference.

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Subscribed is a Careers in New Media series  highlighting the Podcasts, YouTube Channels and Blogs that I follow on a daily basis. Check out this entry, and past entries, for some great New Media Content — Douglas

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