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WHAT IS MISE-EN-PLACE?
(French: “put in place”)
It’s the world’s most potent personal organization system, devised by chefs.
It transforms its practitioners through focus and self-discipline.
And it’s a system that anyone can use…
Culled from over 100 interviews with culinary professionals, Work Clean is the first-ever book about mise-en-place:
• Discover the 10 ingredients of mise-en-place.
• Learn through the stories of great chefs like Thomas Keller and Marcus Samuelsson.
• Get practical exercises to develop robust organizational habits.
The Work Clean System extracts mise-en-place from the kitchen and applies its principles to your life—whether you have an office job, are a teacher or student, or just want to be more organized at home.
The centerpiece of the Work Clean System is the Daily Meeze, your 30-minute daily planning session.
DAN CHARNAS is an award-winning culture and business writer, music and TV producer, and professor. Recipient of the 2007 Pultizer Fellowship for Arts Journalism, he is the author of three books; the executive producer of the VH1 series The Breaks; and teaches at New York University. Contact him here.