Penguin Workshop If You Can't Take the Heat
Penguin Workshop If You Can't Take the Heat

If You Can't Take the Heat

By Michael Ruhlman


Publication Date: June 18, 2024

+ -
Add to cart
Availability: Usually arrives within 5-10 days Pre-orders ship after the publication date.

Ages 12 And Up, Grades 7 And Up

From James Beard award-winning author Michael Ruhlman, a coming-of-age story about finding a new life and love in the kitchen…and trying not to get burned along the way.

When high school football star Theo Claverback breaks his leg just weeks after a devastating break-up, he’s forced to call an audible on his summer plans and put his college ones on hold. He soon finds himself in the most unlikely of places for a jock on crutches: the kitchen of an upscale French restaurant, where he’ll work as a prep cook while his heart and leg heal.

But it’s in the kitchen where Theo finds new purpose and a new romance. As he becomes a trusted employee to Chef and is welcomed into his inner circle, Theo begins to discover the true costs of running a restaurant—and what happens when you get into hot water with the wrong people.

Set in Cleveland, Ohio in 1980, If You Can't Take the Heat is a gritty look inside the belly of an upscale kitchen where love and danger boil behind closed doors.

About the Author

Michael Ruhlman is a trained cook and an award-winning author best known for writing about food, chefs, and the work of professional cooking. He has also written for The New York Times, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Gourmet magazine, and other publications. He lives in New York City and Providence, Rhode Island.

Author Residence: Providence, RI and New York City, NY

Author Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

Format: Hardcover

Length: 320 pages

Publisher: Penguin Workshop

Publication Date: June 18, 2024

ISBN: 9780593523445

Add to wishlist / Add to compare

Linden Tree Books

Copyright 2024 Linden Tree Books