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Bill Buford on his book ‘Heat’


As I have just finnished reading Bill Buford‘s copy of ‘Heat‘ and I wanted to get some more information on him and also experience him more as a person. So I’ve found this 1hour interview with him. Well, he basically repeats what he has written already, but a few things are new. He also mentions that he wants to learn more about desserts and I have found an article ‘The dessert lab’ of him in the New Yorker.

And found also these of him;

Red, White and Bleu, December 2007

The taming of the Chef, 10 pages, April 2007

Extreme Chocolate, the quest for the perfect bean, October 2007


Which cooking book to buy

what a coincidence – just this weekend I talked with my friend about cooking and which cooking book to use for a absolute beginner. And then I stumbled over the Kassensturz cooking books review. What surprised me the most was, that Jamie Oliver did not perform really well.

Be aware Kassensturz from the Swiss television is very straight forward with their comments… and of course in German.

The jury judged the choices of recipies, comprehensiveness of text, feasability, usability and quality of picture (they should make you feel to cook and eat).

The results for basic principles in cooking:

The results for classics and new releases:

Kassensturz vom 22.12.2009

I recently saw ‘Alles klar’ in a bookshop and will have a closer look at it the next time. But I will definetely spend some time on Donna Hay’s book – I have one of hers and find it very inspriring.

In the report they also mention the cook book the Swiss get taught in highschool (yes, we have cooking lessions at school!), but mine is an older version.

Here’s a picture of it 😉