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    Description"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER - A "NEW YORK TIMES" NOTABLE BOOK NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY "The Miami Herald - Newsday" - The Huffington Post - "Financial Times - GQ "- Slate - "Men's Journal - Washington Examiner - Publishers Weekly - Kirkus Reviews - National Post - The Toronto Star - BookPage "- Bookreporter ""I wanted the lettuce and eggs at room temperature . . . the butter-and-sugar sandwiches we ate after school for snack . . . the marrow bones my mother made us eat as kids that I grew to crave as an adult. . . . There would be no 'conceptual' or 'intellectual' food, just the salty, sweet, starchy, brothy, crispy things that one craves when one is actually hungry. In ecstatic farewell to my years of corporate catering, we would never serve anything but a martini in a martini glass. Preferably gin."" Before Gabrielle Hamilton opened her acclaimed New York restaurant Prune, she spent twenty fierce, hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life. Above all she sought family, particularly the thrill and the magnificence of the one from her childhood that, in her adult years, eluded her. Hamilton's ease and comfort in a kitchen were instilled in her at an early age when her parents hosted grand parties, often for more than one hundred friends and neighbors. The smells of spit-roasted lamb, apple wood smoke, and rosemary garlic marinade became as necessary to her as her own skin. "Blood, Bones & Butter" follows an unconventional journey through the many kitchens Hamilton has inhabited through the years: the rural kitchen of her childhood, where her adored mother stood over the six-burner with an oily wooden spoon in hand; the kitchens of France, Greece, and Turkey, where she was often fed by complete strangers and learned the essence of hospitality; the soulless catering factories that helped pay the rent; Hamilton's own kitchen at Prune, with its many unexpected challenges; and the kitchen of her Italian mother-in-law, who serves as the link between Hamilton's idyllic past and her own future family--the result of a difficult and prickly marriage that nonetheless yields rich and lasting dividends. "Blood, Bones & Butter" is an unflinching and lyrical work. Gabrielle Hamilton's story is told with uncommon honesty, grit, humor, and passion. By turns epic and intimate, it marks the debut of a tremendous literary talent. "From the Hardcover edition."


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    Title
    Blood, Bones & Butter
    Subtitle
    The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gabrielle Hamilton, Read by Gabrielle Hamilton
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780739332443
    ISBN 10: 0739332449
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: WB
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 641.5092
    B&T Approval Code: A97406000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 08
    BISAC V2.8: CKB002000
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    BISAC V2.8: CKB000000, CKB034000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54100
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, BIO029000
    LC classification: TX649.H345 A3 2011B
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    01 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef/owner of Prune restaurant in New York's East Village. She received an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Michigan, and her work has appeared in "The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, Bon Appetit, Saveur, " and "Food & Wine. "Hamilton has also authored the 8-week Chef Column in T"he New York Times, " and her work has been anthologized in six volumes of "Best Food Writing." She has appeared on "The Martha Stewart Show "and the Food Network, among other television. She lives in Manhattan with her two sons. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "Magnificent. Simply the best memoir by a chef ever. "Ever." Gabrielle Hamilton packs more heart, soul, and pure power into one beautifully crafted page than I've accomplished in my entire writing career. "Blood, Bones & Butter" is the work of an uncompromising chef and a prodigiously talented writer. I am choked with envy."--Anthony Bourdain "Gabrielle Hamilton has changed the potential and raised the bar for all books about eating and cooking. Her nearly rabid love for all real food experience and her completely vulnerable, unprotected yet pure point of view unveils itself in both truth and inspiration. I will read this book to my children and then burn all the books I have written for pretending to be anything even close to this. After that I will apply for the dishwasher job at Prune to learn from my new queen."--Mario Batali "I have long considered Gabrielle Hamilton a writer in cook's clothing, and this deliciously complex and intriguing memoir proves the point. Her candor, courage, and craft make for a wonderful read but, even more, for an appreciation of her talent and dedication, which have resulted from her often trying but inspiring experiences. Her writing is every bit as delectable and satisfying as her food."--Mimi Sheraton, food critic and author of "The German Cookbook" and "Eating My Words " "[A] lusty, rollicking, engaging-from-page-one memoir of the chef-owner of Prune restaurant in New York's East Village. Hamilton opened her eating establishment without any prior experience in cheffing, but the life experiences she did have before that bold move, told here in honest detail, obviously made up for any deficiencies in heading up a restaurant and also provide material for an electric story that is interesting even if the author hadn't become the chef-owner of a successful restaurant. An idyllic childhood turned sour when her parents divorced; her adolescence and young womanhood encompassed drugs, menial jobs, and lack of direction and initiative when it came to continued education. All's well that ends well, however, and her story does indeed do that. Add this to the shelf of chef memoirs but also recommend it to readers with a penchant for forthright, well-written memoirs in general." - "Booklist " "From the Hardcover edition."