Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany by Bill Buford

Heat by Bill Buford book cover

As a professional chef-in-training, Bill Buford thought he could stand up to the heat in Mario Batali’s three-star New York City restaurant, Babbo. With a humoristic view on the way he was treated, Buford chronicles his time spent as a chef in such a notorious kitchen. (description from WorldCat)