'My Training as a Chef Included Setting Fire to Myself in a Shop' ; the 5-Minute Interview Bill Buford Writer and Chef
Roberts, Genevive, The Independent (London, England)
Bill Buford, 51, gave up his job as fiction editor of 'The New Yorker 'to work in the kitchen of Mario Batalli, owner of Babbo restaurant in New York. His tale of culinary education by humiliation is told in his new book 'Heat'
What did you learn by going into the kitchen?
I learnt how ignorant we are about food. And I learnt the importance of ingredients and how to prepare them. I learnt the elegance of simplicity. It included cutting off most of the outer extremities of my fingers, losing several layers of skin and finally catching on fire making a giant pot of Ragu in an Italian butcher's shop.
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Publication information: Article title: 'My Training as a Chef Included Setting Fire to Myself in a Shop' ; the 5-Minute Interview Bill Buford Writer and Chef. Contributors: Roberts, Genevive - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: July 13, 2006. Page number: 12. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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