Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-quoting Butcher in T - Study Guide Apprentice: Chapters 19-24 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 19, Bill convinced his wife to quit her job and go with him to Italy while he apprenticed for a Tuscan butcher. Bill called Dario Cecchini, a famous butcher who also allowed Batali's father to intern in his shop, and asked for a position. Dario immediately agreed. Upon Bill's arrival in Dario's shop one Sunday, he found Dario reciting Dante's Inferno to a crowd of customer.

In Chapter 20, Bill began his apprenticeship on a Monday. The shop was quiet, with only Dario, the maestro, and married couple Carlo and Teresa. Bill was put to work making red chili jelly called mostarda and preparing other sauces sold in the shop. Bill was injured himself several times his first few weeks in the shop, banging his head on a machine used to pound meat, slipping and falling, and cutting his fingers. Bill...

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