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In the best-selling modern classic, Heat, Bill Buford took readers on a thrilling journey through the legendary kitchens and regional cultures that have shaped Italian food. Now, the beloved food writer and New Yorker contributor returns with Dirt, a delightful, hilariously self-deprecating account of the world of French haute cuisine. Baffled by the language, determined that he can master the art of French cooking—or at least get to the bottom of why it is so revered—Buford begins what will become a five-year odyssey, training in the world’s finest French kitchens and moving his young family to Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital. In this Hot Docs exclusive, Buford will discuss the valuable lessons in life and eating he learned along the way, and offer the inside dish on what is sure to be the food-lover's book of the year.
In conversation with Tara O'Brady, food writer for The Globe and Mail and author of the award-winning cookbook Seven Spoons: My Favourite Recipe for Any and Every Day. She is a contributing food writer to Epicurious and has written for Saveur, Jamie Oliver, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and more.
Bill Buford's Dirt is available to order online via Toronto's Ben McNally Books.
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