Monday, April 14, 2008

Heat--A Book Review

Sorry everyone, I've been a little slow in putting up new recipes. Hopefully that won't be a continuing trend. Plus, I was a little under the weather over the weekend, and that's when I usually do my new recipe trials.

In the meantime, I wanted to share a book that all the foodies out there must read:
Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany by Bill Buford.

The author becomes an apprentice to celebrity chef Mario Batali and learns the ins and outs of working in a NYC restaurant. He makes his way through almost every station in the kitchen and basically becomes Batali's kitchen slave. Buford does learn all about the art of the kitchen and even travels to Italy to learn from those who taught Batali the basics of real Italian cooking.

It was a great read, and if you happen to come across, definitely pick it up.

1 comment:

Diane said...

I'm going down to DC for the weekend to see all my extended family. I'll need a good book to distract me!!!

I'm going to try to the tacos next week.