BOOK CLUB BUZZ GIVEAWAY
BREAD AND BUTTER
by Michelle Wildgen
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. Filled with delicious 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 fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of restaurant kitchens.
"... a beautifully composed novel, brimming with intelligence and tenderness and charm. Michelle Wildgen writes about food with such authority that I felt I was in the hands of the rarest of master chefs, one who can cook up an astonishing meal and craft searing sentences at the same time."
-Lauren Groff, author of Arcadia
"Michelle Wildgen's captivating story of sibling rivalry puts a whole new spin on family dinner.
Bread and Butter has the complete meal, soup to nuts: a stirring love story, an engrossing drama. Wildgen is one of the finest prose stylists out there -- a wonderfully satisfying read."
-Jennifer Gilmore, author of The Mothers
"....a marvel of culinary and literary delights. Not since the great M.F.K. Fisher has a writer taken such care to explore the intimate and sensual relationships between food, love and family.... a novel to be savored."
-Amber Dermont, author of The Starboard Sea
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75 readers will be chosen to win a copy of Bread and Butter
Entry Deadline: March 18, 2014
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