Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Online Extras for November CET

Michael Ruhlman shares stories, lessons in new CIA podcast

In the latest "Insight from the Inside" podcast from The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), honorary graduate Michael Ruhlman talks about the unexpected path his career took after he came to the CIA in the 1990s to research his book, The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat the The Culinary Institute of America. Ruhlman has since written a dozen more books about food, chefs and cooking, and worked temporarily in a restaurant kitchen. He received an honorary degree from the CIA in 2006.

"Insight from the Inside" is a series of chats with graduates who have exciting jobs in the food world. Previous podcasts have featured CIA graduates Grant Achatz, John Besh, Anne Burrell, Scott Conant, Cat Cora, Dan Coudreaut, Steve Ells, Duff Goldman, Johnny Iuzzini, Sara Moulton, Charlie Palmer, Michael Symon. To hear the 17-minute interview with Michael Ruhlman or receive future podcasts, visit