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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Blood, Bones & Butter

I'm really into memoirs right now--especially memoirs by chefs I admire, like Gabrielle Hamilton, the famously straightforward, tough chef/owner of Prune in Manhattan. Her new book, Blood, Bones & Butter, is a beautifully written, unflinchingly honest window into the evolution and life of a restaurant. The stories from her unconventional childhood and young adulthood provide glimpses of the inspirations for some of her more iconic dishes at Prune, and it's fun to watch her destiny unfold. But mostly, the writing is great and totally sucks you in. 

After this, I plan to read Grant Achatz's Life on the Line, and follow it up with a switch to the world of pro tennis for Andre Aggassi's memoir. 

What's your favorite kind of book to get lost in, other than romance?


I love biographies too. Since I'm a tennis player, it's not surprising that the last one I read was Rivals - about the rivalry between Martina Navratilova & Chris Evert (my fave player. Next is the one by Monica Seles - Getting a Grip. Heard great things about Agassi's book. I also want to read Bossypants by Tina Fey.

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