Book of the Week
Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
In a world oversaturated with food memoirs, Gabrielle Hamilton transcends the genre’s clichés to build a compelling and vivid portrait of her life. From her close-knit family’s disintegration, to searching for her own edgy independence as a starving backpacker wandering Europe, to ultimately landing as a feted New York chef, food plays the role of an eloquent narrative device rather than the overhyped entrée. The writing is so beautiful you’ll want to stop to read it out loud, but Hamilton is so upfront about her passionate and sometimes unhinged behavior you won’t be able to stop reading.