Chow Bella Book Club January Selection: Blood Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton
We're starting the year in style by choosing the memoir so stellar, it inspired us to create Chow Bella Book Club. We're reading Blood Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton this month and it will be capped off with a visit from the author herself. We are beyond excited.
If you happened to miss all the buzz last year about BBB, don't worry. The paperback is now out and you can start another wave of love.
More about BBB and Chow Bella Book Club meeting date/time after the jump.
Hamilton is chef/owner of a popular little restaurant in New York City called Prune. She's so popular, in fact, that she won the 2011 James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef in New York City. Anthony Bourdain called her book "Magnificent. Simply the best memoir by a chef ever. Ever." She's basically a culinary rock star of the highest order.
Hamilton is not only a chef but a writer, too. She enrolled in the master of fine arts program in fiction writing at the University of Michigan in 1995. It's considered one of the best programs for creative writing in the country.
We get to read about her early years with her family filled with fantastic parties and sack lunches (that were made by her French born mother) that were nothing like the P.B. and J's that most kids carried around in their backpacks -- think wedges of fine French cheese that soak right through the paper bag.