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For readers of Jacques Pépin’s The Apprentice and Marcus Samuelsson’s Yes, Chef, here is the coming-of-age story of a true French chef and international culinary icon.

Before he earned three Michelin stars at Le Bernardin, won the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef, or became a regular guest judge on Bravo’s Top Chef, and even before he knew how to make a proper omelet, Eric Ripert was a young boy in the south of France who felt that his world had come to an end. The only place Eric felt at home was in the kitchen. His desire to not only cook, but to become the best would lead him into some of the most celebrated and demanding restaurants in Paris, serving under such legendary chefs as Joël Robuchon and Dominique Bouchet, and trying to survive the brutal, exacting environment of their kitchens.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With a vulnerability and honesty that is breathtaking…Ripert takes us into the mind of a boy with thoughts so sweet they will cause you to weep. He also lets us into the mind of the man he is today.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • Eric Ripert makes magic with 32 Yolks.”

    Vanity Fair

  • Ripert’s story is, for the most part, one of profound loss, a tumultuous childhood and abuse, both mental and physical.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “What makes 32 Yolks compelling is the honesty and laudable humility Ripert brings to the telling.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Peter Ganim’s beautiful and moving narration…artfully conveys the mosaic of intense emotions experienced by Ripert as a boy… Ganim’s narration, accentuated by a fluid French accent, is dynamic and modulated, capturing Ripert’s experiences and responses with anguished and fearful whisperings, deep anger, and, finally, tenderness and humble confidence. It’s a listening experience so compelling that one can almost hear the clatter of kitchenware. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “This book demonstrates just how amazing Eric’s life has been both inside and outside the kitchen. It makes total sense now that he has become one of the greatest chefs in the world today. This is a portrait of a chef as a young man. It’s endlessly entertaining and teaches young cooks how it used to be.”

    David Chang, American restaurateur, author, and television personality

  • “Heartbreaking. Horrifying. Poignant. And inspiring…If you want to get a clear picture of where one gets the drive and dedication to be a truly great chef, there is no better or more harrowing account.”

    Anthony Bourdain, American chef, author, and television personality

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • New York Times Bestseller
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