UNH Hosts Writer Michael Ruhlman April 3
Contact:  Erika Mantz
603-862-1567
UNH Media Relations
March 29, 2007


DURHAM, N.H. -- Nonfiction writer and cookbook author Michael Ruhlman will talk about his work at the University of New Hampshire Tuesday, April 3, 2007, from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building Theatre II. His talk, The Pursuit of Excellence in a Throwaway Culture: Lessons from Learning to Cook, is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the UNH Education Department.

In his nonfiction works, Ruhlman has written about the preparation and practice of a wide range of professionals, including the education of chefs at the Culinary Institute of America (The Making of A Chef, 1997), life at a plank-on-frame boatyard in Martha’s Vineyard (Wooden Boats, 2001), a year in the life of a private boys’ school outside Cleveland (The Boys Themselves, 1996), and the education and work of pediatric heart surgeons (Walk on Water, 2003). Ruhlman is currently working on a number of new projects, most culinary related. He is also a contributor to the New York Times and has written a food column for the Los Angeles Times. His most recent book is The Reach of a Chef: Beyond the Kitchen, the third in a trilogy exploring the work of today's chefs as they navigate the exciting, dangerous waters of celebrity.

Ruhlman’s books will be available after his talk. For more information visit http://www.ruhlman.com/