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LIKELY POSTPONED FREE AUTHOR EVENT! Fri. May 29 • Bill Buford • Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a chef in training, father, and sleuth looking for the secret of French cooking • 6:30 P.M.

Bill Buford turns his inimitable attention from Italian cuisine to the food of France. Studying at L'Institut Bocuse, cooking at the storied, Michelin-starred La Mère Brazier, enduring the endless hours and exacting rigeur of the kitchen, Buford becomes a man obsessed--with proving himself on the line, proving that he is worthy of the gastronomic secrets he's learning, proving that French cooking actually derives from (mon dieu!) the Italian. With his signature humor, sense of adventure, and masterly ability to immerse himself--and us--in his surroundings, Bill Buford has written what is sure to be the food-lover's book of the year.

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