An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany
By Bill Buford
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9781400034475, 318pp.)
Publication Date: June 26, 2007
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- Buford says, "I came to regard the prep kitchen as something like a culinary boot camp." In what ways do the other chefs, Elisa in particular, appear almost militaristic in their approach to cooking? How does Buford's description of the psychical exhaustion he endures help convey the similarities between the Babbo kitchen and boot camp?