Always a fan of memoirs, it was only a matter of time before I picked up Blood, Bones, and Butter by New York City chef Gabrielle Hamilton. This book has officially become one of my favorite books...EVER.
Yet, if we're being honest...the first time I picked up this book, I couldn't really get into it. I had a stack of books on my bedside table, and sipping in a few precious minutes of reading before drifting off to sleep simply didn't suit this book. However, I couldn't shake the notion that this book was worth my while, especially since I had heard such glowing reviews. Inevitably, I decided it merited a second look. On my second attempt, I checked out the audiobook from my local library, and once the CD began rolling, I was captivated!
The audio book is narrated by the author herself, Gabrielle Hamilton, who recounts her childhood, trials and tribulations in the world of chefdom, and many a culinary and familial experience with a beautiful grace and sharp wit. She swears, she makes analogies dripping with description, and writes with such beautiful fluency, it was hard to stop listening. I found myself making excuses to drive my car, simply so I could continue listening to her articulate her story, and I was quite sad when the last chapter of the last disc ended and the story was complete.
Here's a sample from the audiobook to wet your appetite.