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Heat by Bill Buford

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Bill Buford, an enthusiastic, if rather chaotic, home cook, was asked by the New Yorker to write a profile of Mario Batali, a Falstaffian figure of voracious appetites who runs one of New York's most successful three-star restaurants. Buford accepted the commission, on the condition Batali allow him to work in his kitchen, as his slave. He worked his way up to 'line cook' and then left New York to learn from the very teachers who had taught his teacher: preparing game with Marco Pierre White, making pasta in a hillside trattoria, finally becoming apprentice to a Dante-spouting butcher in Chianti. Heat is a marvellous hybrid: a memoir of Buford's kitchen adventures, the story of Batali's amazing rise to culinary fame, a dazzling behind-the-scenes look at a famous restaurant, and an illuminating exploration of why food matters. It is a book to delight in, and to savour.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099464433
ISBN-10: 0099464438
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Best American Travel Writing by Bill Buford Best American Travel Writing, Paperback / softback (October 2010)

Edited by "The New Yorker's" Buford, the pieces collected here "prove that a restless, intrepid spirit isn't unwelcome to American readers" ("New York Times Book Review").

Physiology of Taste by Bill Buford Physiology of Taste, Hardback (October 2009)

Presents the author's views on taste, diet and maintaining a healthy weight, on digestion, sleep, dreams and being a gourmand. This title contains some remarkable recipes, it an elegant argument for the pleasures of good food and a hearty appetite.

Among the Thugs by Bill Buford Among the Thugs, Paperback (September 1992)

What sort of man spends his Saturday afternoons with people named Bonehead, Paraffin Pete and Steamin' Sammy? Bill Buford's acclaimed Among the Thugs is a book about the experience, and the attractions, of crowd violence.

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Author Biography - Bill Buford

Bill Buford is a staff writer and European correspondent for the New Yorker, where he was previously the fiction editor for eight years. He was the editor-in-chief for Granta magazine for sixteen years and was also the publisher of Granta Books. He is the author of Among the Thugs. He lives in New York City.

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