Heat

Heat Author Bill Buford
ISBN-10 9781446414101
Year 2013-07-31
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Random House
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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.

Heat

Heat Author Bill Buford
ISBN-10 9780449015971
Year 2012-10-23
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Appetite by Random House
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A highly acclaimed writer and editor, Bill Buford left his job at The New Yorker for a most unlikely destination: the kitchen at Babbo, the revolutionary Italian restaurant created and ruled by superstar chef Mario Batali. Finally realizing a long-held desire to learn first-hand the experience of restaurant cooking, Buford soon finds himself drowning in improperly cubed carrots and scalding pasta water on his quest to learn the tricks of the trade. His love of Italian food then propels him on journeys further afield: to Italy, to discover the secrets of pasta-making and, finally, how to properly slaughter a pig. Throughout, Buford stunningly details the complex aspects of Italian cooking and its long history, creating an engrossing and visceral narrative stuffed with insight and humor.

Heat

Heat Author Bill Buford
ISBN-10 9780307372055
Year 2009-05-29
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Anchor Canada
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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.

Granta 26

Granta 26 Author Bill Buford
ISBN-10 0140123563
Year 1989-06-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Penguin Books
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Gathers articles about travel in Uganda, the Sahara, the Sudan, China, Siam, Taiwan, Saigon, Italy, Warsaw, and Moscow

The Man

The Man Author Irving Wallace
ISBN-10 067103894X
Year 1999
Pages 751
Language en
Publisher iBooks
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The first black American president encounters resistance from a group of congressmen who wish to have him removed from the nation's highest office.

The General

The General Author Bill Buford
ISBN-10 014013431X
Year 1990
Pages 255
Language en
Publisher Penguin Group USA
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Articles include a visit with General Alfredo Stroessner, an interview with Salman Rushdie, and part three of Jonathan Rabon's "New World"

Granta 42

Granta 42 Author Bill Buford
ISBN-10 0140140565
Year 1992
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Penguin Mass Market
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The latest edition of the impressive international literary magazine features writing so amusing or powerful or urgent that it must be read now. Controversial and throught-provoking, Granta boasts readers around the world, numbering more than 140,000, who savor the contributions of Doris Lessing, Saul Bellow, Salman Rushdie, Joan Didion, and others. Photographs throughout.

Granta 29

Granta 29 Author Bill Buford
ISBN-10 0140128638
Year 1989
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Penguin Group USA
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Articles discuss exile, train travel, South Africa, Beirut, and Colombia, and are accompanied by photographs.

The Best of Granta Reportage

The Best of Granta Reportage Author Bill Buford
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032604301
Year 1993
Pages 424
Language en
Publisher Penguin Group USA
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Granta has long been recognized for its controversial and thought-provoking coverage of global issues. This collection of the best journalistic pieces written in the English language for Granta includes works by John le Carre, Ian Jack, James Fenton, Martha Gellhorn, and others.

Granta 43

Granta 43 Author Bill Buford
ISBN-10 9781905881765
Year 2013-04-16
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher Granta
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Ten years after the success of the 1983 Best of Young British Novelists issue, four judges -- A.S. Byatt, Salman Rushdie, bookseller John Mitchinson and Granta editor Bill Buford -- set out to identify twenty more young and promising writers. The list introduced astonishing emerging talents: Alan Hollinghurst, Will Self, Hanif Kureishi, A.L. Kennedy and many more. A widely varied anthology including novel extracts and stories that showcase a generation of writers coming into its own.

The Best of Young British Novelists

The Best of Young British Novelists Author Bill Buford
ISBN-10 0140140824
Year 1993-07-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Penguin (Non-Classics)
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Reissuse of volume 2 of Best of Young British Novelists in the run up to the latest volume. Originally published in 1993. Features the work of Iain Banks, Louis de Bernieres, Anne Billson, Tibor Fischer, Esther Freud, Alan Hollinghurst, Kazuo Ishiguro, A.L. Kennedy, Philip Kerr, Hanif Kureishi, Adam Lively, Adam Mars-Jones, Candia McWilliam, Lawrence Norfolk, Ben Okri, Caryl Phillips, Will Self, Nicholas Shakespeare, Helen Simpson, and Jeanette Winterson.

Read On Life Stories

Read On   Life Stories Author Rosalind Reisner
ISBN-10 1591587662
Year 2009
Pages 175
Language en
Publisher Libraries Unltd Incorporated
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Offers descriptions of 450 published memoirs, grouped by such topics as setting, language, unusual childhoods, life in rural America, spiritual journeys, and family relationships.