CHEF TELL The Biography of America's Pioneer TV Showman Chef
"CHEF TELL started all this TV madness about chefs." -- Regis Philbin, TV host, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and LIVE! with Regis & Kathie Lee, also LIVE! with Regis & Kelly
"WOW is a great start! This is a wonderful account of one man's voyage and how in so many ways every reader will connect with something. It is engaging - it's a testament of the human spirit.”—Tracy Repchuk, #1 Amazon.com Best Selling Author and Top Woman Speaker in the World Online Business Strategy
“Kule’s work is a ‘Must Read’ for all Foodies, especially those aspiring TV cooks or chefs. FIVE STARS. FASCINATING, HARD TO PUT DOWN.” -- Chef Charles Knight, Tampa, FL
“Chef Tell made cooking on TV the new frontier. He did it with humor, a thick German accent and was rather bossy. ‘Let me show you how to cook this,’ he would say. He showed, we learned, we laughed. I am honored to be a part of the book!”—Jan Yanehiro, First Co-Host, Evening Magazine, San Francisco.
“Tell never forgot that he was the guest ... never took over his segments from the host, and that added to his genuineness. While too many people work too hard to ‘be in,’ Tell naturally was ‘on.’ This book gives you so much: a taste of Tell, the person, and his taste for delicious food.”—Art Moore, Executive in Charge of Production for LIVE! with Kelly & Michael
“The author Ronald Joseph Kule did an impeccable job bringing to life Chef’s humor and passion for food.”—Iron Chef Cat Cora
“Author Ronald Joseph Kule's excellence can be felt in the pulse that beats from within the pages. I stood back in amazement as Ron took a complex, infuriating, yet ultimately appealing character, and produced one superbly crafted work of literature.” — J. David Miller, sports journalist & published author
“The story you have written is fantastic! I knew Chef Tell as a talented Master Chef and worked as his pastry chef for more than 10 years. This book puts his story together very well.” – Suladda May, Restaurateur, Thai Orchid, Grand Cayman Island
“I so love the way you use your words to paint a picture. They make me wish I was there in Philly during that heyday, enjoying the camaraderie among chefs. Reading this book really fuels that fire in me.
“Chef Tell lived an amazing life and truly paved the way for many chefs who followed on TV. From living through the bombings of Germany at birth, to bringing about a revival of Philly through five-star restaurants, this is a book every chef and foodie will want to read.” — Shelley Jaffe, Executive Chef and Roving Foodie
"My dad, who is 99 and has the mind of a 25 year old, reads one to two books a week. I bought him Chef Tell's biography (CHEF TELL The Biography of America's Pioneer TV Showman Chef by Ronald Joseph Kule) and he could not put it down. He said, 'It is outstanding, and the author is a very gifted writer.'" -- Sharon Dacey, Actress, Pennsylvania.
“Just finished Chef Tell's book and I must say the author really nailed his story. Anyway, thanks to Kule for keeping Tell's memory alive and for capturing his 'story' so well... I think Tell would have loved this book and been proud to be its 'star.'" -- Tony Baarda, New York off-Broadway Producer.
“The author Ronald Joseph Kule owes me THREE NIGHTS... I couldn’t put his book down!” – John Fleming, opera singer.
"Chef Tell was a larger-than-life figure. I had no idea, because my generation missed him completely, but in my mind I am comparing him to any “rock star” or sports figure around today. This book successfully captures and portrays the essence of how famous this guy was – what a rags-to-riches story.” – J.H., NYPD officer.
“Fans of The Cooking Channel, as well as those who are making cooking their profession, may find this book the perfect companion to their morning coffee. For those who want to advance in the culinary world, and for those of us who want to appreciate better the labor of love our favorite chefs go through to delight our taste buds and nourish our bodies, this is a good read. FIVE STARS.” -- Maggy Graham, Web Designer, Largo, FL
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