About Kathleen Flinn

Kathleen Flinn is the author of the bestselling memoir The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry. A writer for more than 20 years, Flinn has had her work published in more than three dozen publications, including the Chicago Sun-TimesThe Globe and Mail, and Waitrose Illustrated. Her current book, from which the above was excerpted, is The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices Into Fearless Home Cooks, which was awarded the 2012 Best Non-Fiction Memoir/Autobiography from the American Society of Journalists & Authors.

Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good

Some things don’t make sense at the time but later seem perfectly in place. Kat Flinn explains in her memoir.

The Kitchen Counter Cooking School

An existential crisis and a chance supermarket encounter prompt cooking school grad Kathleen Flinn to stumble onto her true calling.

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