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Chef Kevin Gillespie On The Book That Made Him Respect Food

Oct 29, 2015

Kevin Gillespie always knew he loved to cook. He even famously turned down admission to MIT to pursue his dream of becoming a chef.

But it was the influence of a cookbook he ran across one day as a teenager at Costco that first made him realize what kind of chef he wanted to be. Since then, Gillespie says he’s read and reread "The French Laundry Cookbook" by Thomas Keller, and gifted it to employees at his two Atlanta restaurants, Gun Show and Revival.

In this edition of "Page-Turners," Gillespie tells the story of discovering the cookbook, and talks about its dramatic influence on the way he sees the food on our plates.