Blood, Bones & Butter: Alla Famiglia!

As much as it is about food, cooking and the life of a chef, Blood, Bones & Butter is ultimately about the search for family, that most basic support system author Gabrielle Hamilton lost when her parents divorced and her siblings dispersed.  She first finds a sense of family among the assorted wild, crazy, earthy…

Blood, Bones & Butter: Factory Food

I had my first gazpacho shooter, an hors d’ouevre version of the chilled soup served in a shot glass, around 1990, at some or another event soon after I moved to New York.  It seemed so cute, so innovative. And for years afterward, shot glasses of chilled pea-tarragon soup, “adult” milkshakes and shrimp cocktail were…

Blood, Bones & Butter: The Read

I had some trouble finding a copy of Blood, Bones & Butter at an independent bookseller. I’d been looking in the food and cooking section, with all the other chef memoirs/bios. But this store had it stocked up front with the literary releases. Ah, perfect! Because Gabrielle Hamilton’s book deserves to be viewed in literary,…

Three Points Kitchen Reads: Blood, Bones & Butter

Every book club meeting I’ve ever participated in has been equal parts conversation, goat cheese, and Shiraz, so it seems to be just a bit of common sense for a food blog like ours to extend itself in the direction of a group reading and discussion project. For our first pick, we chose Gabrielle Hamilton’s…