This is the story of Bernard Loiseau, the three star chef who took his own life in February 2003. He finished the lunch service at his restaurant in Saulieu, folded his apron and went home and shot himself.
It is more than just the story of Bernard Loiseau though. For anyone with an interest in food this is an insight into the world of haute cuisine. The ambition to succeed, the dedication required to reach the top and once there, the pressure to remain.
Toward the end of the book I found myself wishing I'd known Bernard. I think I would have liked him.
This book will make you think about how you treat people. Bloggers writing restaurant reviews should all read this book.