Author: Bill Buford
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781446414101
Release Date: 2013-07-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

The Best American Travel Writing 2010

Author: Bill Buford
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 0547333358
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Travel

Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

Granta 26

Author: Bill Buford
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140123563
Release Date: 1989-06-01
Genre: Literary Collections

Gathers articles about travel in Uganda, the Sahara, the Sudan, China, Siam, Taiwan, Saigon, Italy, Warsaw, and Moscow

Read On Life Stories

Author: Rosalind Reisner
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 1591587662
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Offers descriptions of 450 published memoirs, grouped by such topics as setting, language, unusual childhoods, life in rural America, spiritual journeys, and family relationships.

Library Journal

ISBN: UOM:39015081489620
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Libraries

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

How to Cook Like a Man

Author: Daniel Duane
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781608194155
Release Date: 2012-05-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Daniel Duane was a good guy, but he wasn't what you might call domestic. Yet when he became a father, this avid outdoorsman was increasingly stuck at home, trying to do his part in the growing household. Inept at so many tasks associated with an infant daughter, he decided to take on dinner duty. He had a few tricks: pasta, soy-sauce-heavy stir-fry... actually, those were his only two tricks. So he cracked open one of Alice Waters's cookbooks, and started diligently cooking his way through it. When he was done with that, there were seven more Waters cookbooks, plus those by Tom Colicchio, Richard Olney, Thomas Keller... and then he was butchering whole animals in his cluttered kitchen. How to Cook Like a Man might be understood as the male version of Julia and Julia. But more than chronicling a commitment to a gimmick, it charts an organic journey and full-on obsession, exploring just what it means to be a provider and a father. Duane doesn't just learn how to cook like a man; he learns how to be one.


Author: Bill Buford
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140140859
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Literature

The General

Author: Bill Buford
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 014013431X
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Literature

Articles include a visit with General Alfredo Stroessner, an interview with Salman Rushdie, and part three of Jonathan Rabon's "New World"