Heat (2006)


First Edition of Bill Buford's Fascinating Narrative of His Life as a Cook, Heat

Buford, Bill. Heat. An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.

Octavo. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

First edition of this fast-paced culinary memoir, written by the former fiction editor of the New Yorker, who gave up publishing to become a chef. Written during an era in which gritty chef memoirs like Kitchen Confidential were all the rage, Bill Buford's Heat focuses on his journey from New Yorker fiction editor to amateur chef. Much of the work focuses on the inspiration he found through the now-disgraced Food Network star Mario Batali, one of his early bosses and mentors. Nevertheless, this is a high-energy, suspenseful memoir of a middle-aged man's quest to embrace a life in food. About-fine condition.