Blood, Bones, & Butter

[the Inadvertent Education of A Reluctant Chef]

Hamilton, Gabrielle

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Blood, Bones, & Butter
Owner and chef of New York's Prune restaurant, Hamilton also happens to be a trained writer (M.F.A., University of Michigan) and fashions an addictive memoir of her unorthodox trajectory to becoming a chef.

Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2011
ISBN: 1415943753
Branch Call Number: OverDrive downloadable audiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file :,digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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New York restaurant owner Gabrielle Hamilton describes the search for her life's purpose and the many kitchens she has worked in, from her childhood home to her own restaurant, Prune.

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Feb 13, 2014
  • JCLHopeH rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Hamilton has a pretty straight tone as a reader, which made me hesitant at first, but it’s true to her personality and works surprisingly well as a listener. I generally enjoy biographical pieces, and this was no exception. An interesting glimpse into a life far different from my own. I love food, I love travel, and I love learning about people’s lives that are so totally different from mine. Through Hamilton’s memoir I vicariously attempted various kitchen jobs, trounced about far away cities, and explored new relationships, all while gaining a greater appreciation for the craft of preparing a meal.

Oct 13, 2012
  • ITC rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I found this book far to wordy.

Apr 10, 2012
  • DigitalDiva rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you don't mind the "Soprano" ending, BB&B is beautifully written with chapter after chapter of unbelievable events which must be processed before proceeding onto the next chapter. Confusing at times, the author will seemingly love something in one chapter and hate it in a subsequent chapter. The unfulfilling ending which leaves you with many unanswered questions, forces you to accept the author for who she is and to reconcile that she herself does not know why she does what she does. In the end, you admire her hard work ethic which enables her to survive and appreciate her well-written book.

Dec 19, 2011

very engaging! read by the author which added an interesting element.

Sep 07, 2011
  • JudithE rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Surprisingly interesting, even inspiring. I don't think the author will ever be satisfied, but it's fun to listen to her stories.


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