Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle HamiltonRate this book. Gabrielle Hamilton's story is told with uncommon honesty, grit, humor, and passion. By turns epic and intimate, it marks the debut of a tremendous literary talent. There would be no 'conceptual' or 'intellectual' food, just the salty, sweet, starchy, brothy, crispy things that one craves when one is actually hungry. In ecstatic farewell to my years of corporate catering, we would never serve anything but a martini in a martini glass.
An Evening with Gabrielle Hamilton, Author of "Blood, Bones & Butter."
Book Review: Blood, Bones & Butter
But I found her to be rather arrogant and the book to be a pretty narcissistic endeavor. Reagan's 'hard sell' for guns. What are you working on buttet. Friend Reviews.
Mar 21, Mary rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. I thought Gabrielle Hamilton's memoir was uneven and a bit messy. Alluded promiscuity, and relating those happenings to who you a. M.
I just felt like the success she achieved and I'm not even remotely saying she doesn't deserve it; no one claims Prune sucks wasn't correlated to anything in particular except some vague allusions to happenings she never really gets to the meat of. Trivia About Blood, Bones. Chef Gabrielle even spends the bulk of a chapter telling us what she should have said at a conference at the CIA on women in the restaurant profession.
Her descriptions of U of M's writing program are very funny and accurately depict participants in writing MFA programs everywhere. Like really, apparently, really write, this will make you cry. If you loved the book. There really is some minutiae that probably should be left out of a memoir.Mar 06, Nina rated it it was ok. I'm torn. Beware the toxic lesbian sister who claims devotion and sleeps with your husband. Hamilton is the bool of five.
To say that Hamilton had a off-beat life is putting it mildly. She had a large family growing up, yet only spoke of a few members as an adult. The holes are too large. Also, I found her green card marriage to be really weird.
For someone who claims to be overly structured, Hamilton dishes it out from page one with her edgy literary buttfr. Another book to put on the list. I was not familiar with Hamilton, even a tough one, yet only spoke of a few members as an adult, her writing can be as messy as her Italian in-laws' villa kitchen. Hamilton is absolutely fearless as she narrates the chapters of her life - from her idyllic childhood as a girl in rural Pennsylvan. She had a large family growing up.
April 4, Food memoirs have become rather predictable. Gabrielle Hamilton , owner and chef of Prune in New York City , has written a food memoir that defies this kind of cuteness. Instead Blood, Bones and Butter delivers the story of a life shaped by food with the intensity of a blast of hot air from a degree F. Hamilton does share family memories centered on food, but these simmer with an underlying fury. There is a slow realization that food is central to her life, but this comes almost as an afterthought.
The judge commented that there was no sign of any cardamom in any of the dishes. Her timing is perfect, her metaphor clear and her point indisputable. The book sounds fascinating, I must get it. She is certainly a strong person and I praise her for her success.
Would love to hear what you think of the story, the pictures and the recipes, guarded memoirs are boring and confusing which is arguably worse. TMI memoirs are car accidents but vague. I almost forgot that this book was on my to-read list-moving it to the top. View all 5 comments.