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Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-quoting Butcher in T Chapter Summary & Analysis - Kitchen Slave: Chapters 4-8 Summary

Bill Buford
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Kitchen Slave: Chapters 4-8 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 4, Batali arrived in Porretta Terme, a small town in the valley between Bologna and Florence in Italy. La Volta was a small restaurant that was highly acclaimed where Batali would be working with Betta to learn how to cook authentic Italian dishes. It was a difficult time because Batali thought he knew so much more than he did and he had to learn humility. Bill Buford would visit the town years later with Joe Bastianich, Batali's business partner, and hear stories of Batali's time there. La Volta failed after Batali left because of a downturn in the economy, but the family bought a small pizzeria where Betta continues to cook. They laugh about Batali's ego and how Betta always refused to show him how to make her family recipe for tortellini.

In Chapter 5, Bill explains how the...

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