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“Buford develops a superbly detailed picture of life in a top restaurant kitchen. . . Heat is a sumptuous meal.” —The New York Times“Delightful. . . . Charming. . . . [Buford’s] style is . . . happily obsessed with a weird subculture, woozily in love with both cooking and the foul-mouthed, refined-palette world of the chef.” —The Washington Post Book World“Exuberant, hilarious, glorying in its rich and arcane subject matter, Heat is Plimptonesque immersion journalism. . . . With Heat, we have a writer lighting on the subject of a lifetime.” —The Los Angeles Times Book Review


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About the Author

Bill Buford is a staff writer for The New Yorker, where he was previously the fiction editor for eight years. He was
the editor-in-chief for Granta magazine for sixteen years and was also the publisher of Granta Books. He lives in New York City with his wife, Jessica Green.


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