Dames Who Read choose Dirt, by Bill Buford
You may know Bill Buford’s writing from his previous book Heat, or from his years as editor of the New Yorker. Now go along for the ride as he recounts his adventures and misadventures when he, spontaneously packs up his knives and his family and moves to France to spend time in culinary school and restaurant kitchens!
The subtitle tells it all: Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking.”
Those adventures may make you long for a nice long vacation in France, one of the things we’ve had to forego this year. But the foods and markets will certainly have your taste buds longing for a nice truly French meal. No recipes here, but good descriptions that can lead you along in your own kitchen. Besides being delicious, it’s a good read!
So settle in for a long winter’s spell and enjoy the trip, even if it must be from your favorite chair!
AN IMPORTANT NOTE: When you are buying this book, be sure you get “DIRT” by Bill Buford, and not another book by a similar title, two of which were recently released!
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021