making of a chef feature

The Heat is on in The Making of a Chef

Life at America’s premier cooking school, the Culinary Institute of America, is anything but glamorous: frenetic, demanding, humbling, and difficult – yes. Glamorous? – no.

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Dancing Through It

Lost in the Stacks – Dancing Through It

First it was gentle hints, then it was concerned talks, finally it was outright threats of dismissal: lose the weight or lose your job. And that’s how Jenifer Ringer ended up an overweight, out of work, deeply depressed, ex-ballerina.

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Lost in the Stacks: Forever and Ever, Amen: Becoming a Nun in the Sixties

In 1963 Karol “Suds” Jackowski was a fun-loving, hard-drinking high school girl who had prayed earnestly that if a vocational “call” from Heaven to join the sisterhood ever came, the call would be for someone else (preferably a girl she didn’t like). Thus Karol, an indifferent scholar who reveled in the social hub of high […]

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Etched in Sand

Lost in the Stacks: Etched in Sand

Huddled together in their stolen jackets, the five siblings – Cherie, Camille, Regina, Norm, and Rosie – tried to keep warm in the middle of a Long Island winter.  Left alone in a decrepit rental house with no heat, no food, and no idea when their mother might return, the five children could only rely […]

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