!Download Book ☪ Merchant of Sonoma ♺ For The First Time, The Personal Life Story Of One Of America S Greatest Culinary Icons Chuck Williams, Founder Of Williams SonomaLovers Of Food, History, And Great Entrepreneurial Success Stories Alike Will Be Amazed To Meet One Of The Most Highly Influential And Yet Virtually Unknown Figures Of The American Food World Chuck Williams, Founder Of Williams Sonoma Growing Up During The Great Depression And Building Airplanes And Houses During WWII Little Prepared Chuck For His First Trip To Paris In There, He Fell In Love With Something Most Americans Had Never Seen Before Professional Caliber French Cookware Within A Few Years, He Acquired A Hardware Store In The California Wine Country And Started Selling A Few Saut Pans, Souffl Dishes, And Brioche Tins What Followed Is History, As Williams Sonoma Has Grown To Become The Leading Cookware Retailer In America Readers Will Be Surprised And Delighted To Discover The Inimitable Personality Behind It All, Whose Love Of Good Food, Passion For Customer Service, And Legendary Good Taste Helped Transform The American Kitchen Interesting biography of Chuck Williams and history of Williams Sonoma.Enjoyed very much. Interesting, but I wish there were a lot details about the early years both in his life as well as the business Even though he had a very public persona, he was an extremely private man Because this book was written when he was still alive, that may be the reason that so much is left untold Regardless, I enjoyed it enough to read it in two days, and was fascinated to learn the history of Williams Sonoma, one of my all time favorite stores. A bit disappointed, but perhaps my expectations were too high It was a plain read, detailing how the store grew from a small San Francisco shopfront into a thriving national corporation The part that felt lacking was the explanation of the store s success nothing than the owner having a keen eye for merchandise and inability to give up control. Outstanding biography of the man, the store and recipes too Chuck Williams was truly Pioneer of the American Kitchen. I received this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway It is signed by Chuck Williams To Mr Williams, thank you I have always been impressed with the Williams Sonoma stores And I enjoyed learning about them and the man who put his heart and soul into their beginning, growth, and success Mr Williams has had wonderful life experiences and friendships with some of the greatest chefs in the world I loved all the stories.The recipes and their stories a definitely an added bonus in the book I love to cook I will enjoy trying them.This book has been a pleasure to read.