City Times Staff
City Times Book Club members have selected “Heat” by Bill Buford as their reading for the month of December.
From the publisher: “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.”
Copies of the book will be available to all at the Portage County Public Library at the beginning of December and discussion questions and thoughts about the book can be found on our Twitter page @CTBookClub or our Facebook page, City Times Book Club.
A rough reading schedule will also be posted on Twitter so there are no spoilers for those who get a late start in the reading.
For more information or questions please contact us on our Facebook page, on Twitter @CTBookClub or email firstname.lastname@example.org.