Cooking as Fast as I Can (Cat Cora, 2015)

cooking as fast as I can

Why did you choose this book?

Primarily due to my obsession with Food Network and celebrity chefs.

What’s it about?

This is a memoir of Iron Chef and TV personality Cat Cora, best known for her take on Mediterranean cuisine.


Memoir, food, celebrity chefs

Other recommended reads?

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson


This is one of the best-written and most enjoyable memoirs I have read in a very very long time.  I learned a lot about Cat (like that she is a lesbian, was sexually abused as a child by a family friend, was adopted and has a good relationship with her birth and adoptive families, and has 4 boys (2 biologically hers) with her partner).  Cat is honest about the stress of celebrity life and the negative impact it has had on her family, and about her struggles reaching the place she is now.

Up next?

The Marvels by Brian Selznick