Jul 24, 2013

Bread and Butter, a Novel by Michelle Wildgen

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Title: Bread and Butter: A Novel by Michelle Wildgen
To be published: February 11, 2014; Doubleday

Book description:
"Kitchen Confidential meets Three Junes in this mouthwatering novel about three brothers who run competing restaurants, and the culinary snobbery, staff stealing, and secret affairs that unfold in the back of the house.

Britt and Leo have spent ten years running Winesap, the best restaurant in their small Pennsylvania town. They cater to their loyal customers; they don't sleep with the staff; and business is good, even if their temperamental pastry chef is bored with making the same chocolate cake night after night. But when their younger brother, Harry, opens his own restaurant—a hip little joint serving an aggressive lamb neck dish—Britt and Leo find their own restaurant thrown off-kilter. Britt becomes fascinated by a customer who arrives night after night, each time with a different dinner companion. Their pastry chef, Hector, quits, only to reappear at Harry's restaurant. And Leo finds himself falling for his executive chef-tempted to break the cardinal rule of restaurant ownership.

Filled with hilarious insider detail—the one-upmanship of staff meals before the shift begins, the rivalry between bartender and hostess, the seedy bar where waitstaff and chefs go to drink off their workday—Bread and Butter is both an incisive novel of family and a gleeful romp through the inner workings of restaurant kitchens."


15 comments:

  1. This is on my list of books I want to read!

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  2. myself and my hubby are big foodies and i'm yet to read a book with a good foodie plot. Sounds weird i know :D

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  3. Sounds like one I'd really enjoy. I'll have to add it to my list.

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  4. This just sounds like a fun read! Haven't heard of it, but I like foodie books, and this is not the usual type. Thanks for sharing it.

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  5. Sounds good. Like it would make a fun audio. I love the cover too.

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  6. Sounds like a funny read! I'm not a foodie, but I can appreciate how the business works due to friend in the industry. Great pick!

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  7. This sounds like a fun book.

    Having worked in the restaurant industry for years when I was younger I can really appreciate a novel like this.

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  8. I like the fun restaurant setting, and the cover art is clever. Great pick!

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  9. sounds like a good one, nice cover too.

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  10. Putting this on my TBR pronto! Wow! I love the cover too!

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  11. Food and restaurants?? I'm in!

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