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

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

Bill Buford

From one of our most interesting literary figures - former editor of Granta, former fiction editor at The New Yorker, acclaimed author of Among the Thugs - a sharp, funny, exuberant, close-up account of his headlong plunge into the life of a professional cook. Expanding on his James Beard Award-winning New Yorker article, Bill Buford gives us a richly evocative chronicle of his experience as "slave" to Mario Batali in the kitchen of Batali's three-star New York restaurant, Babbo. In a fast-paced, candid narrative, Buford describes three frenetic years of trials and errors, disappointments and triumphs, as he worked his way up the Babbo ladder from "kitchen bitch" to line cook . . . his relationship with the larger-than-life Batali, whose story he learns as their friendship grows through (and sometimes despite) kitchen encounters and after-work all-nighters . . . and his immersion in the arts of butchery in Northern Italy, of preparing game in London, and making handmade pasta at an Italian hillside trattoria. Heat is a marvelous hybrid: a memoir of Buford's kitchen adventure, the story of Batali's amazing rise to culinary (and extra-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. From the Hardcover edition.

From one of our most interesting literary figures - former editor of Granta, former fiction editor at The New Yorker, acclaimed author of Among the Thugs - a sharp, funny, exuberant, close-up account of his headlong plunge into the life of a professional cook. Expanding on his James Beard Award-winning New Yorker article, Bill Buford gives us a richly evocative chronicle of his experience as "slave" to Mario Batali in the kitchen of Batali's three-star New York restaurant, Babbo. In a fast-paced, candid narrative, Buford describes three frenetic years of trials and errors, disappointments and triumphs, as he worked his way up the Babbo ladder from "kitchen bitch" to line cook . . . his relationship with the larger-than-life Batali, whose story he learns as their friendship grows through (and sometimes despite) kitchen encounters and after-work all-nighters . . . and his immersion in the arts of butchery in Northern Italy, of preparing game in London, and making handmade pasta at an Italian hillside trattoria. Heat is a marvelous hybrid: a memoir of Buford's kitchen adventure, the story of Batali's amazing rise to culinary (and extra-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. From the Hardcover edition.
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From one of our most interesting literary figures - former editor of Granta, former fiction editor at The New Yorker, acclaimed author of Among the Thugs - a sharp, funny, exuberant, close-up account of his headlong plunge into the life of a professional cook. Expanding on his James Beard Award-winning New Yorker article, Bill Buford gives us a richly evocative chronicle of his experience as "slave" to Mario Batali in the kitchen of Batali's three-star New York restaurant, Babbo. In a fast-paced, candid narrative, Buford describes three frenetic years of trials and errors, disappointments and triumphs, as he worked his way up the Babbo ladder from "kitchen bitch" to line cook . . . his relationship with the larger-than-life Batali, whose story he learns as their friendship grows through (and sometimes despite) kitchen encounters and after-work all-nighters . . . and his immersion in the arts of butchery in Northern Italy, of preparing game in London, and making handmade pasta at an Italian hillside trattoria. Heat is a marvelous hybrid: a memoir of Buford's kitchen adventure, the story of Batali's amazing rise to culinary (and extra-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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 42m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:38


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:56


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:55


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:57


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:13


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:49


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:16


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:15


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:32


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:06


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:26


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:13


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:55


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:52


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:51


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:27


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:09


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:13


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:28


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:47


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:18


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:36


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:29


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:02


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:32


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:21


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:59


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:20


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:59


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:24


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:31


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:08


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:29


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:05


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:24


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:33


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:38


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:52


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:31


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:20


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:01


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:57


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:18


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

01:04