This beautifully illustrated collection of stories is a testament to Chefs who take their tattoos almost as seriously as their knives. From gritty grill cooks in backwoods diners to executive chefs at the world's most popular restaurants, it's hard to find a cook who doesn't sport some kind of ink. Knives & Ink features the tattoos of more than sixty-five chefs from all walks of life and every kind of kitchen, some famous, some not. Each tattoo has a rich, personal story behind it and -- like the dishes these chefs have crafted over the years -- are beautiful works of art. Along with their fascinating stories, many of the chefs have included their favorite personal recipes.