Booze & Book Club Midtown Monthly Meetup

January's book club selection will be "Heat", by Bill Buford.



"A highly acclaimed writer and editor, Bill Buford left his job at The New Yorker for a most unlikely destination: the kitchen at Babbo, the revolutionary Italian restaurant created and ruled by superstar chef Mario Batali. Finally realizing a long-held desire to learn first-hand the experience of restaurant cooking, Buford soon finds himself drowning in improperly cubed carrots and scalding pasta water on his quest to learn the tricks of the trade. His love of Italian food then propels him on journeys further afield: to Italy, to discover the secrets of pasta-making and, finally, how to properly slaughter a pig. Throughout, Buford stunningly details the complex aspects of Italian cooking and its long history, creating an engrossing and visceral narrative stuffed with insight and humor."


Members can begin RSVP'ing today 12/11/13.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Meh, I coulda doone betta

    January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am a new member and this will be my first meet up. Is it ok if I bring someone with me?

    January 13, 2014

    • Everett

      Hi Abby. Yes, you can bring someone with you.

      1 · January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I already made other plans figuring a space wouldn't open on the list.

    January 14, 2014

  • Kathleen A.

    I am unable to attend tomorrow - next time for sure

    January 13, 2014

  • marbar

    Suggestions 2014:1)Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Fountain, 2012, 320p, paper. Won the Natl Book Critics Award for Fiction and finalist for the Natl Book Award. A bracing, fearless and uproarious satire of how contemporary war is waged and sold to the American public.” (SF Chron) Multiple copies at Sacto Lib. 2)The Light Between Oceans:A Novel, Stedman, 2013, 352p, paper. NY Times bestseller is “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page,” (O Magazine). Multiple copies at Sac Lib. 3)The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo & Rose, Munro,1991,210p, paper. Nobel prize for literature. In this series of stories on the evolving bond between two women over forty years. Multiple copies at Sacto Lib. 4)Songbook, Hornby, 2003, 224p, paper. “A small, delightful collection on the power of songs to bind people culturally and to reach deeply into the human spirit, bending the heart into new shapes with new potential. Available at McKinley Lib.

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • Jessica H.

    This looks like a great book!

    December 11, 2013

  • Eve F.

    I spent 1/2 hour last month looking for close parking spot then gave up. Hope I have better luck next time...

    December 11, 2013

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