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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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From Bill Buford, one of our most interesting literary figures--eight years as fiction editor at "The New Yorker"--comes a sharp, funny, exuberant, ... Show synopsis

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

Overall customer rating: 4.334
april261928

insight to the industry

by april261928 on Feb 6, 2010

It was funny; detailed account of the restaurant business from behind the scenes More

Grisha

MEET MEAT

by Grisha on Oct 5, 2007

This author takes you on an enjoyable trip to kitchens around the world. Imagine a whole chapter on the history of pasta. Well, it's done so well, you forget you're reading about flour and water. The personalities in that special room where food is prepared are brought to life. By the end of the book ... More

greebs

Compelling if slightly disjointed

by greebs on Feb 15, 2007

I first became aware of Bill Buford from his highly entertaining "Among The Thugs" - a very entertaining account of soccer hooligans, based on Buford's time living in London. That book was great, but in my opinion got off track when Buford started an academic discussion about mobs - I wanted more ... More

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