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Master Chef Reveals a Big Mistake!

13 May

Back when Friedemann Paul Erhardt was a lowly apprentice in the German trade apprenticeship program, he was merely 13 1/2 years of age and naive. The morning that his instructor told him to “boil a pot of potatoes,” he turned up the heat on a pot full of potatoes, and within minutes the kitchen filled with smoke!  The executive chef in charge got into the hapless boy’s face in a hurry, yelling even as his boot hit the lad’s behind — “hitting me where it hurts,” as Erhardt later put it.

No one had told him to put water in the pot with the potatoes!

Erhardt survived his apprenticeship failures, however, and graduated as the youngest Master Chef in German history to his time in 1970. He went on to captain the West German team to a gold Medal win in that year’s Cooking Olympics and also won a personal Gold Medal in another competition that year. He was named “German Chef of the Year.”

But the “rest of the story,” as Paul Harvey might have described it, is that Friedemann Paul Erhardt emigrated to America two years later and became Chef Tell, America’s pioneer television showman chef.  His 40 million-strong, Baby Boomer, TV fan base reveled in his recipes, cooking instructions and demonstrations and the jovial personality that, at times, made for non-stop jokes and entertaining TV.

Order your copies now — for yourself and as a great gift — in pre-release online and at retailers everywhere. Release date is set for October 1, 2013… in time for the Holidays.

What People Are Saying About Chef Tell’s Biography

29 Apr

Chef Tell Biography Reviews:
“WOW is a great start! This is a wonderful account of one man’s voyage and how in so many ways every reader will connect with something. It is engaging;  a testament of the human spirit.”– Tracy Repchuk, Best Selling Author, International Speaker

“I am honored to be a part of the book!”— Jan Yanehiro, First Co-Host, Evening Magazine, San Francisco.

“This book gives you so much: a taste of Tell, the person, and his taste for delicious food.” — Art Moore, Executive in Charge of Production for LIVE! with Kelly & Michael
“Chef Tell was a man of great humor and incredible skills in the kitchen.  The author Ronald Joseph Kule did an impeccable job bringing to life Chef’s humor and passion for food.” — Iron Chef Cat Cora
“Chef Tell can be felt in the pulse that beats from within the pages. This work is going to stir more than just a few kitchen pots. I stood back in amazement as the author took a complex, infuriating, yet ultimately appealing character, and produced one superbly crafted work of literature.” — J. David Miller, Award-winning Author/Sports Journalist

Skyhorse Publishing has set the release date for 1 October, 2013 and the book is available now in pre-release online and at usual retailer outlets.

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