From one of our most interesting literary figures, former editor of Granta, former fiction editor at The New Yorker, acclaimed author of Among the Thugs, a sharp, funny, exuberant, close-up account of his headlong plunge into the life of a professional cook.
"If you're a foodie - you must read this book."
"Never, Ever Land" by Dorothy Wickenden; "The Taming of The Chef" by Bill Buford; "Teaching" by Roddy Doyle; "The Valiant Swabian" by John Updike; and "Men Gone Wild" by David Denby.
Bill Buford spends a wild night in the park; Jonathan Safran Foer envisions it as a tiny, transplanted piece of a mythical Sixth Borough; and Marie Winn answers definitively Holden Caulfield's question of where the ducks go when the park's ponds freeze over. There are bird sightings and fish sightings; Jackie Kennedy and James Brown sightings; and pieces by Colson Whitehead, Paul Auster, and Francine Prose. This vibrant collection presents Central Park in all its many-faceted glory, a 51-block swath of special magic.
"Buford story good - but description a little off"
Bill Buford kündigt seinen Job als Literaturchef des berühmten Magazins The New Yorker, um ein Jahr lang in der Küche des Sterne-Restaurants Babbo Töpfe und Pfannen zu schrubben und vor allem: kochen zu lernen. Am Ende hat er vor allem eins begriffen: Gutes Essen fängt bei den Zutaten an. Und so beginnt eine obsessive Expedition durch Meisterküchen, die bei einem Metzger in Italien endet.
"Top of the Class" by Dorothy Wickenden; "TV Dinners" by Bill Buford; "A Return" by Ben Bradlee; "Untrung" by Jim Holt; "The Closer" by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Power Players" by David Denby.
"Name That Tone" by Louis Menand; "FIFA's Fiefdom" by James Surowiecki; "Reversing Roe" by Cynthia Gorney; "What I Learned" by David Sedaris; "The Dessert Lab" by Bill Buford; "Fine Tuning" by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Prisoners" by David Denby.
"Thump" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "End of the Affair" by Jeffrey Goldberg; "Elective Economies" by James Surowiecki; "Downfall" by Peter J. Boyer; "Talking Turkey" by Bill Buford; and "Of Human Bondage" by Anthony Lane.
This issue contains five articles: "Dynastic Voyage", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "The Mission", by Ryan Lizza; "Extreme Chocolate", by Bill Buford; "Recap", by Ian Frazier; and "Bad Relations", by David Denby
"Rummyache" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Carnal Knowledge" by Bill Buford; "Vessels" by Daniel Raeburn; "Making Nice" by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Home and Away" by Nancy Franklin; and "Last Impressions" by David Denby.