Bill Buford


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in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, The United States
January 01, 1954

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Bill Buford is an American author and journalist.
Buford is the author of the books:
Among the Thugs and Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany.

Average rating: 3.91 · 39,843 ratings · 3,533 reviews · 74 distinct worksSimilar authors
Heat: An Amateur's Adventur...

3.90 avg rating — 22,776 ratings — published 2006 — 41 editions
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Among the Thugs

4.09 avg rating — 6,644 ratings — published 1990 — 24 editions
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Dirt: Adventures, with Fami...

3.61 avg rating — 3,407 ratings — published 2020 — 16 editions
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The Best American Travel Wr...

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3.68 avg rating — 268 ratings — published 2010
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Granta 43: Best of Young Br...

3.89 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1993 — 5 editions
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Granta 26: Travel

3.85 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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Granta 8: Dirty Realism

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Granta 37: The Family

3.82 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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4.03 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1983 — 5 editions
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Granta 48: Africa

4.23 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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“In normal life, "simplicity" is synonymous with "easy to do," but when a chef uses the word, it means "takes a lifetime to learn.”
Bill Buford, Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany

“Food made by hand is an act of defiance and runs contrary to everything in our modernity. Find it; eat it; it will go. It has been around for millennia. Now it is evanescent, like a season.”
Bill Buford, Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany

“You can't do traditional work at a modern pace. Traditional work has traditional rhythms. You need calm. You can be busy, but you must remain calm.”
Bill Buford, Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany

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