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Bill Buford
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Italian Cooking

Italian cooking is a style of cooking that comes from the traditions and dishes of Italy. Bill Buford was once a weekend cook and someone who enjoyed learning new recipes and creating elaborate meals for his friends and family. However, Bill wants to do more with his cooking. Bill admires chefs like Mario Batali and he wants to learn what it is like to do what they do. For this reason, Bill finds himself writing a piece on Batali for the newspaper he works for at the time and befriending him. Bill eventually convinces Batali to allow him a spot in his restaurant, Babbo. Batali agrees, opening the door for Bill to first learn that he actually knows nothing about cooking.

Bill's journey in a way starts at the very beginning where he has to relearn everything he thought he knew. Bill learns that even something as...

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