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



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Author
Buford, Bill
Descriptors
Apprenticeship
Chefs
Cooking
Fame
Food Industry
Nonfiction
Restaurants
Location/Setting:
England
Italy
New York (City)
Time Period:
21st Century
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Summary
Bill Buford, staff writer for The New Yorker, invites famed chef Mario Batali to a birthday party and soon, Buford is on board as an unpaid apprentice at Batali's restaurant, Babbo. Buford's lack of culinary experience amuses the professional kitchen staff, yet he manages to impress them with his enthusiasm and hard work. His experiences at Babbo inspire him to travel throughout Italy learning more about the products that inspire Batali.
Critique
A hybrid of Buford's memoirs, Batali's biography, and a culinary expedition, this book is a must-read for fans of food. The behind-the-scenes action in Babbo's kitchen is priceless - Batali and crew are good sports for allowing Buford unrestricted access into their kitchen and lives. Highly recommended for serious foodies and the occasional Food Network viewer alike.
ISBN
1400041201
  iBistro
# of Pages
336
Published
2006
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: SG


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