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For most of his adult life, Bill Buford had secretly wanted to find himself in France, in a French kitchen, having mastered the art of French haute cuisine. And where better than Lyon, the most Frenchly authentic of cities and the historic gastronomic capital of the world? There were a few obstacles: he didn’t speak a word of French, he had no formal training, he didn’t know a soul in Lyon, and his wife and two twin toddlers currently lived in New York City. So begins Bill’s vivid, hilarious, intimate account of his five-year odyssey in French cuisine.

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From the author of the widely acclaimed Heat, an exhilarating account of Bill Buford’s adventures in the world of French cooking.

‘A romping, chomping, savoury tour de force… Hilarious’ Simon Schama

What does it take to master French cooking? This is the question that drives Bill Buford to abandon his perfectly happy life in New York City and (with his wife and three-year-old twin sons in tow) move to Lyon, the so-called gastronomic capital of France.

But what was meant to be six months in a new city turns into a wild five-year odyssey. As Buford apprentices at Lyon’s best boulangerie, studies at a legendary culinary school and cooks at a storied Michelin-starred restaurant, he discoveries the true grit, precision and passion of the French kitchen.

‘Hugely entertaining’ Observer

‘Rollicking, food-stuffed entertainment… Gourmets and gourmands will savour this’ Spectator

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Weight 0.34 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.8 × 2.8 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

432

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

641.5092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K