Michael Ruhlman was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1963 and graduated from Duke University in 1985. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Making of a Chef, Ratio, and The Elements of Cooking, as well as four collaborations with French Laundry chef Thomas Keller. Ruhlman is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and regularly appears on television cooking shows including PBS’s “Cooking Under Fire,” “Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations,” and as a judge on the “Iron Chef” series.
In addition to his food-related work, Ruhlman is the author of the nonfiction books Wooden Boats: In Pursuit of the Perfect Craft at an American Boatyard; Boys Themselves: A Return to Single-Sex Education; and Walk on Water: Inside an Elite Pediatric Surgical Unit.
Ruhlman lives with his wife, the photographer Donna Turner Ruhlman, and their daughter and son in Cleveland.
Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking (Scribner 2009)
Ad Hoc at Home (with Thomas Keller) (Artisan 2009)
The Elements of Cooking: Translating the Chef?s Craft For Every Kitchen(Scribner 2007)
The Reach of a Chef: Professional Cooking in the Age of Celebrity (Viking 2006)
House: A Memoir (Penguin 2006)
Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing (W.W. Norton & Company 2005)
Walk on Water: Inside an Elite Pediatric Surgical Unit (Pebguin 2004)
Wooden Boats: In Pursuit of the Perfect Craft at an American Boatyard(Penguin 2002)
The Soul of a Chef: The Pursuit of Perfection (Penguin 2001)
The French Laundry Cookbook (with Thomas Keller) (Artisan 1999)
The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America(Holt 1998)