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Dirt : Adventures in Lyon, as a chef in training, father, and sleuth looking for the secret of French cooking / Bill Buford.

Buford, Bill, (author.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

Current holds

1 current hold with 4 total copies.

Summary:

"Bill Buford turns his inimitable attention from Italian cuisine to the food of France. Baffled by the language, but convinced that he can master the art of French cooking - or at least get to the bottom of why it is so revered - he begins what becomes a five-year odyssey by shadowing the esteemed French chef, Michel Richard, in Washington, D.C. But when Buford (quickly) realizes that a stage in France is necessary, he goes--this time with his wife and three-year-old twin sons in tow--to Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France. Studying at Institut Bocuse, cooking at the storied, Michelin-starred M©·re Brazier, enduring the endless hours and exacting "rigeur" of the kitchen, Buford becomes a man obsessed with proving himself on the line, proving that he is worthy of the gastronomic secrets he's learning, proving that French cooking actually derives from (mon dieu!) the Italian. With his signature humor, sense of adventure, and masterful ability to immerse himself, and us, in his surroundings, Bill Buford has written what is sure to be the food-lover's book of the year." --Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 641.5092 BUF 2020 (Text) 33892100686436 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 07/15/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307271013
  • ISBN: 0307271013
  • Physical Description: 413 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
I. No French -- II. Lyon with toddlers -- III. Instruction by Paul Bocuse -- IV. In a historic kitchen -- V. Stagiaire -- VI. Dinner -- VII. Italy (Obviously) -- VIII. France (Finally) -- IX. The gastronomic capital of the world -- X. the greatest adventure in the lives of our family -- Epilogue: Just about everybody dies.
Summary, etc.:
"Bill Buford turns his inimitable attention from Italian cuisine to the food of France. Baffled by the language, but convinced that he can master the art of French cooking - or at least get to the bottom of why it is so revered - he begins what becomes a five-year odyssey by shadowing the esteemed French chef, Michel Richard, in Washington, D.C. But when Buford (quickly) realizes that a stage in France is necessary, he goes--this time with his wife and three-year-old twin sons in tow--to Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France. Studying at Institut Bocuse, cooking at the storied, Michelin-starred M©·re Brazier, enduring the endless hours and exacting "rigeur" of the kitchen, Buford becomes a man obsessed with proving himself on the line, proving that he is worthy of the gastronomic secrets he's learning, proving that French cooking actually derives from (mon dieu!) the Italian. With his signature humor, sense of adventure, and masterful ability to immerse himself, and us, in his surroundings, Bill Buford has written what is sure to be the food-lover's book of the year." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Burford, Bill > Travel > France > Lyon.
Cooks > United States.
Cooking > France > History.
Food habits > France.
Lyon (France)
Genre: Autobiographies.

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