I was recently gifted a copy of Eric Ripert’s memoir, 32 Yolks. I read it in less than a week, and I’m pretty sure it’d be categorized as fifth grade reading level… But I’ll cut Eric some slack since he dictated this memoir aloud, in his dodgy english, to Veronica Chambers. Despite the simplicity of the writing, 32 Yolks is filled with stories of hardship, touching memories, and the occasional bursts of brilliance.
If you’re going on vacation or need a subway read to pull you out of the grind for 10 minutes, this is a good one. It would be an especially nice read on a trip to the south of France, where Ripert spent his formative years. Check out the LA Times review below if you want a more in depth review. And if you want to borrow it, I’ll ship my copy to the first person who asks.