NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Before Gabrielle Hamilton opened her acclaimed New York restaurant Prune, she spent twenty hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life. Blood, Bones a Butter follows an unconventional journey through the many kitchens Hamilton has inhabited through the years: the rural kitchen of her childhood, where her adored mother stood over the six-burner with an oily wooden spoon in hand; the kitchens of France, Greece, and Turkey, where she was often fed by complete strangers and learned the essence of hospitality; Hamiltonas own kitchen at Prune, with its many unexpected challenges; and the kitchen of her Italian mother-in-law, who serves as the link between Hamiltonas idyllic past and her own future familyathe result of a prickly marriage that nonetheless yields lasting dividends. By turns epic and intimate, Gabrielle Hamiltonas story is told with uncommon honesty, grit, humor, and passion. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.comI had just started aborrowingaquot; cars from the repair and body shop up the road, which would be left in the lot with the keys in the ignition ... For a few days there was a pale blue Volkswagen bug that I so thrilled to driveait fit me so wellath-at I felt heartache when it was ... in such unknown freedom and the nearly narcotic, depleting relief of not getting caught, having burned out the clutch and run out the gas.
|Title||:||Blood, Bones & Butter|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2011-03-01|