Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany

By | October 19, 2019
Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany Author Bill Buford
ISBN-10 1400034477
ISBN-13 9781400034475
Year 2007-06-26
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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A highly acclaimed writer and editor Bill Buford left his job at The New Yorker for a most unlikely destination the kitchen at Babbo the revolutionary Italian restaurant created and ruled by superstar chef Mario Batali Finally realizing a long held desire to learn first hand the experience of restaurant cooking Buford soon finds himself drowning in improperly cubed carrots and scalding pasta water on his quest to learn the tricks of the trade His love of Italian food then propels him on journeys further afield to Italy to discover the secrets of pasta making and finally how to properly slaughter a pig Throughout Buford stunningly details the complex aspects of Italian cooking and its long history creating an engrossing and visceral narrative stuffed with insight and humor

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