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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 (Vintage)


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Expanding on his August 2002 "New Yorker" article, Buford now offers a richly evocative chronicle of his experience as "slave" to Mario Batali in the small, chaotic, highest-standards kitchen of Batalis three-star New York restaurant, Babbo, and of his apprenticeships with Batalis former teachers.

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Bill Buford is a Staff Writer and European Correspondent for The New Yorker. He was the Fiction Editor of the magazine for eight years, from April 1995 to December 2002. Before that he edited Granta magazine for sixteen years and, in 1989, became the publisher of Granta Books. He has edited three anthologies: The Best of Granta Travel, The Best of Granta Reportage, and The Granta Book of the Family. Bill is also the author of Among the Thugs (Norton, 1992), a highly personal nonfiction account of crowd violence and British soccer hooliganism. For The New Yorker, he has written about sweatshops, the singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams, and chef Mario Batali. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1954, Bill Buford grew up in California and was educated at the University of California at Berkeley and at Kings College, Cambridge, where he was awarded a Marshall Scholarship for his work on Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. He lives in New York City with his wife, Jessica Green, and their two sons.

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Pat K, September 29, 2011 (view all comments by Pat K)
A mouth-watering hybrid of culinary history, travel writing and paean to the pleasures and agonies of food. Funny, thoughtful, and inspiring - although be warned, you may finish it and immediately want to book a flight to Italy...
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What a great book - facinating and funny, HEAT is one of my favorites. Buford gives you a taste of Mario Batali's life and what it takes to be a chef. Then he goes on his own journey, to experience for himself; Mario's past apprenticships in Europe. Highly recomended!
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Buford, Bill
Vintage Books USA
Buford, Bill
Personal Memoirs
General Cooking
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