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David Shalleck has cooked in restaurants in New York, San Francisco, the Napa Valley, London, in Provence, and in many of Italy's famous regions. He has worked for over two decades in the food business as a chef and television culinary producer alongside some of America's most celebrated chefs. He is the founder of VOLOCHEF(TM) Culinary Solutions and lives in San Francisco. Erol Munuz is a Massachusetts-based communications strategist and writer.

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"Fast-paced, fascinating, and well-written, this wonderful adventure at sea captures Shalleck's quest for the ultimate ingredients along the Mediterranean coast, the total immersion of this young American cook in the French, and particularly, the Italian cultures and, finally, the birth of a talented chef. Bravo!" -- Jacques Pepin Praise for "Mediterranean Summer ""Sailing the Mediterranean in summer is the stuff of dreams. And in the company of a chef who plies the bounteous markets and creates food for the gods, this is indeed a heady journey. For the reader, the luscious meals and the ports of call are seductive; for the chef, the summer aboard the luxurious yacht is also a coming-of-age experience, when hard-won accolades and daunting challenges change him into the person he wants to be. A perfect book for the vacation flight to some paradise." --Frances Mayes " ""David has captured the life of a chef in an adventurous way....You will fall in love with the exotic places, fascinating people, and old-world cuisine that is true magic." --Cat Cora, executive chef, "Bon Appetit" "Although David did not choose the typical path to becoming a chef, he gives a very honest account of the thoughts and emotions--elation, happiness, dejection, passion, and moments of inspiration--that all cooks go through. It was completely absorbing." --Thomas Keller, The French Laundry "Fast-paced, fascinating, and well-written, this wonderful adventure at sea captures David's quest for the ultimate ingredients along the Mediterranean coast, the total immersion of this young American cook in the French, and particularly, the Italian cultures and, finally, the birth of a talented chef. Bravo!" --Jacques Pepin "Just put a chef on a yacht on the Riviera and you have a 327-page book-sized vacation....Whether he is out buying vegetables at dawn, worrying about why the fish on ice have cloudy eyes or catering to the wishes of his employers known as "La Signora" and "Il Dottore", Mr. Shalleck (with his co-writer, Erol Munuz) tells an escapist story that comes with recipes and practically generates it's own breeze." "-- New York Times Book Review" Praise for "Mediterranean Summer ""Sailing the Mediterranean in summer is the stuff of dreams. And in the company of a chef who plies the bounteous markets and creates food for the gods, this is indeed a heady journey. For the reader, the luscious meals and the ports of call are seductive; for the chef, the summer aboard the luxurious yacht is also a coming-of-age experience, when hard-won accolades and daunting challenges change him into the person he wants to be. A perfect book for the vacation flight to some paradise." --Frances Mayes " ""David has captured the life of a chef in an adventurous way....You will fall in love with the exotic places, fascinating people, and old-world cuisine that is true magic." --Cat Cora, executive chef, "Bon Appetit" "Although David did not choose the typical path to becoming a chef, he gives a very honest account of the thoughts and emotions--elation, happiness, dejection, passion, and moments of inspiration--that all cooks go thr Praise for "Mediterranean Summer "" Sailing the Mediterranean in summer is the stuff of dreams. And in the company of a chef who plies the bounteous markets and creates food for the gods, this is indeed a heady journey. For the reader, the luscious meals and the ports of call are seductive; for the chef, the summer aboard the luxurious yacht is also a coming-of-age experience, when hard-won accolades and daunting challenges change him into the person he wants to be. A perfect book for the vacation flight to some paradise." -- Frances Mayes " "" David has captured the life of a chef in an adventurous way... .You will fall in love with the exotic places, fascinating people, and old-world cuisine that is true magic." -- Cat Cora, executive chef, "Bon Appe tit" " Although David did not choose the typical path to becoming a chef, he gives a very honest account of the thoughts and emotions-- elation, happiness, dejection, passion, and moments of inspiration-- that all cooks go through. It was completely absorbing." -- Thomas Keller, The French Laundry " Fast-paced, fascinating, and well-written, this wonderful adventure at sea captures David's quest for the ultimate ingredients along the Mediterranean coast, the total immersion of this young American cook in the French, and particularly, the Italian cultures and, finally, the birth of a talented chef. Bravo!" -- Jacques Pe pin " Just put a chef on a yacht on the Riviera and you have a 327-page book-sized vacation... .Whether he is out buying vegetables at dawn, worrying about why the fish on ice havecloudy eyes or catering to the wishes of his employers known as "La Signora" and "Il Dottore," Mr. Shalleck (with his co-writer, Erol Munuz) tells an escapist story that comes with recipes and practically generates it' s own breeze." "-- New York Times Book Review"

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