Heat-Book Review. I have been given quite a few culinary books to read and I thought as I finish them I will do a little review on each. I am not a huge reader but I do enjoy time spent reading. Of course my big passion is the culinary world so this is what I will be reading and sharing with you.
I picked up this book a few times to read it and couldn’t get into it but once I delved past the first few chapters I was hooked. The book is about a man journey from journalist to cook. It takes you from the kitchen of Mario Batali’s Babbo to deep into the butcher shops of Italy.
Life of a Chef
We take for granted the life of a chef hidden in a kitchen and what it takes in preparing dish after dish of wonderful food. The blood, sweat and tears, as you may. It is not an easy life but a fascinating one to read about.
I really enjoyed reading about Mario Batali and anything connected with him. The book lost interest for me when he would go back to Italy again and again. Talking about butchering techniques and obscure investigations leading back to ancient times. That became some what boring even to a foodie. I liked the action and antics of Mario and those for me were much more enjoyable parts.
All in all still a pretty good read.