“Later, Tell reminisced, ‘I am German. Over there they do things different. In my apprenticeship I was allowed to make any mistake—once. Then, the second time, they kick you where you don’t like it.’
“Despite the circumstances tossed at him, Tell never flashed back like a bullwhip with a rebellious streak of vicious behavior. Instead, with every obtuse turn of his journey he redoubled his resolve and pushed after his dream. He stayed the course through a gauntlet of flying objects and dissuasive people, which tried its best to discourage him. He out-worked his peers and his handlers.”
(from CHEF TELL The Biography of America’s Pioneer TV Showman Chef, by Ronald Joseph Kule, forewords by TV hosts, Regis Philbin and Chef Walter Staib.)
© 2013 by Ronald Joseph Kule. All Rights Reserved.
In 43 more days the biography of the late Chef Tell will be available for delivery for the first time. In pre-release since March, pent-up demand for the much-anticipated book has brought keen interest from Baby Boomers who remember the master chef. In fact, at the heyday of his TV career, Chef Tell was followed by 40,000,000 Baby Boomers regularly.
It’s easy to figure why he was so loved on camera: his irascible personality, quick-witted quips and spot-on cooking tips were served up faster than the blink of an eye… and they always tasted good! Just ask TV hosts Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford, who tried more dishes made by Chef Tell than any other chef back in the days of their TV show, LIVE! with Regis & Kathie Lee.
Today Baby Boomers ought to spread the word: Chef Tell is back, not only with his life story — even the off-camera stuff, but also with NEW recipes and a DVD offer that includes never-before-aired shows with the Master Chef himself in redux.
The book is available through all the usual channels, including bookstores, online outlets and any place you can buy a book. This one is hard cover, about 264 pages and filled with photos of the man and the people who loved his food.
Makes a great gift idea for those who love biographies, recipes, and stories that make them cry and laugh out loud.