IS YOUR BOOK CLUB MEETING ALWAYS THE SAME FORMAT? TALKING AND MORE TALKING BY SOME..... NO TALKING BY OTHERS... TALKING OVER OTHERS...SOME NODDING OFF...BOOK TOSSING????
DEBORAH E. FROM CANADA sent me the following email describing her recent book club meeting.
"Just presented a "delicious" book at my book club. Have you heard of HEAT BY BILL BUFORD, a former editor at the New Yorker? He was already a decent cook when he decided to find out what it takes to make it in the kitchens of the top restaurants. He links up with Mario Batali and becomes a kitchen slave at Babbo in NYC. He follows other top chefs and even does some apprenticeships in Italy. It's part memoir, biography and tutorial but it's a complete immersion into the wacky world of working in a restaurant or in the food industry. He's so funny and such a great writer!! (He also works with the "world's greatest butcher" in Tuscany.)
As part of my presentation of this book, I included my daughter's boyfriend who spoke about interning with that same famous butcher in Italy. Another friend, Martin, who spent four months in Italy in a "stage" also helped give a background and context to everything, and Martin and the BF prepared some treats for everyone. It was so much fun."