Sharing the Table

A Northwest Chef Instructor's Quest to Recreate Memorable Meals

Non-Fiction - Cooking/Food
174 Pages
Reviewed on 05/05/2017
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Author Biography

A former chef instructor at Seattle Culinary Academy at Seattle Central Community College, at the Culinary Arts program at Spokane Community College, at the Seattle Center for Hotel and Restaurant Administration, at Washington State University at Seattle, at Leisurely Pursuit Cooking School in her private home, and as cooking school coordinator and instructor for The Columbia Tower Club in Seattle, LINDA HIERHOLZER now resides on Camano Island where she enjoys developing recipes, traveling and organic gardening with her husband.

She is an honor’s graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and recipient of the Most Outstanding Student award of her class, an alumna and scholarship recipient of The School for American Chefs at Beringer Winery Graduate Studies with Madeleine Kamman, and a participant of numerous continuing education classes and culinary tours that span many years. A Certified Culinary Instructor and Certified Executive Chef with the American Culinary Federation, she has also been a member of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, American Institute for Food and Wine, the James Beard Foundation, Chefs Collaborative, and Slow Foods.

A firm believer in community service, Hierholzer has participated in Share our Strength‘s Taste of the Nation Fundraisers at Seattle, Share Breakfast for the Homeless at Seattle First United Methodist Church, Common Meals Guest Chef, and Harvest Dinner Scholarship Fundraisers at Seattle Central Community College.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Deborah Lloyd for Readers' Favorite

Sharing the Table: A Northwest Chef Instructor’s Quest to Recreate Memorable Meals, by Linda Hierholzer, is certainly an epicurean delight! While this book contains many sumptuous recipes, it is much more than a wonderful cookbook. In the foreword, former student and close friend Sheri L. Flies comments, “For Linda, sharing the table means sharing her heart.” This is a fitting description of the author’s account of her culinary journey of magical moments. Ms. Hierholzer shares her first joy of eating a carrot straight from the garden, sharing meals with family and friends, and partaking in exciting dinners at fine restaurants in several European countries. She teaches the reader how to experience food through all five senses, how to prepare dishes with an artistic flair, and how to create ambiance for a dinner party. The chapters of recipes are varied and look simply delicious.

The author has created a book that is as delightful and scrumptious as her cooking. By including the story of her journey with food and cooking, she has portrayed a dimension of the relationship with food that is often overlooked. She has taught the reader what a memorable meal entails. The book is beautifully crafted, with attractive titles, fonts, and photographs of skillfully prepared food. The book engages the reader and is entertaining. Linda Hierholzer has gifted the world with her commitment to fine dining in this delightful book, Sharing the Table: A Northwest Chef Instructor’s Quest to Recreate Memorable Meals. Sharing a table can be a life changing and joyful experience!