Kitchen Confidential meets Three Junes in this mouthwatering novel about three brothers who run competing restaurants, and the culinary snobbery, staff stealing, and secret affairs that unfold in the back of the house. Britt and Leo have spent ten years running Winesap, the best restaurant in their small Pennsylvania town. They cater to their loyal customers; they don't sleep with the staff; and business is good, even if their temperamental pastry chef is bored with making the same chocolate cake night after night. But when their younger brother, Harry, opens his own restaurant—a hip little joint serving an aggressive lamb neck dish—Britt and Leo find their own restaurant thrown off-kilter. Britt becomes fascinated by a customer who arrives night after night, each time with a different dinner companion. Their pastry chef, Hector, quits, only to reappear at Harry's restaurant. And Leo finds himself falling for his executive chef-tempted to break the cardinal rule of restaurant ownership. Filled with hilarious insider detail—the one-upmanship of staff meals before the shift begins, the rivalry between bartender and hostess, the seedy bar where waitstaff and chefs go to drink off their workday—Bread and Butter is both an incisive novel of family and a gleeful romp through the inner workings of restaurant kitchens.
Bread and butter were first recorded as being eaten together in 1492, and the marriage has been solid and loving ever since. Bread & Butter: History, Culture, Recipes is a celebration of a divine partnership and a love letter to two glorious, artisanal products that have graced our tables for centuries. The book delves deeply into the history and culture behind the bread and butter partnership, taking a global overview that brings us to the present day. It also shares 40 outstanding recipes that celebrate the best of both bread and butter.
Beyond Bread & Butter: A Celebration of Sourdough shows how to make artisan quality sourdough at home, then exciting and innovative recipes on how to use that sourdough in various dishes, ensuring that no part of a loaf of sourdough goes to waste. All recipes included utilise sourdough as a main ingredient, with specific emphasis placed on minimising bread waste through using stale (old) bread in a variety of different ways.
Bread & Butter is a love letter to two glorious, artisanal products that have graced our tables for centuries. The book delves deep into the history and culture behind the bread and butter partnership, taking a global overview that brings us to the present day.It also shares more than 50 outstanding sweet and savoury recipes that celebrate the best of both bread and butter. There are key recipes for a variety of breads (flatbreads, brioche, grain loaf) and butters (real butter, ghee, flavoured spreads), as well as recipes that bring the two together, from simple buttermilk scones or bread puddings, to a brioche and brown butter ice-cream and spelt buttermilk pancakes. Bread and butter are put on the table to be eaten and enjoyed, and this book shows you how to prepare both brilliantly – but it also explores how bread and butter are eaten across the world. It covers the traditions, the flavours and the making processes. And it's a celebration of the most humble, but arguably most important, pairings in food history.
In the hush of early morning, a dutiful mother butters bread for her young son, who patiently stands at her side. This splendid painting captures a trivial moment in a family's daily routine and makes it almost sacrosanct. A Woman Preparing Bread and Butter for a Boy was executed by the Dutch painter Pieter de Hooch (1629-1684) between 1661 and 1663. The J. Paul Getty Museum's canvas is one of the artist's many pictures depicting women and children engaged in daily activities. This book examines the painting in relation to the artist's life and work, exploring his stylistic development and his complex relationship to other painters in the Dutch Republic. The author places the subject matter of the painting within the broader context of seventeenth-century Dutch concepts of domesticity and child rearing and ties it to social and cultural developments in the Netherlands during the second half of the seventeenth century.
What a Bunch of Bakers Taught Me About Business and Happiness
Author: Tom McMakin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Business & Economics
Bread and Butter is a book with three parts: First, it's the story of the birth of an extraordinarily successful kind of business called a "freedom franchise": Great Harvest Bread Co., which began as one bakery 25 years ago, is now a $60-million-a-year company with 140 stores in 40 states. Second, it's the story of one employee's success--the author, Tom McMakin, who was looking for a job and found a lifestyle. McMakin's immersion into Great Harvest is a model for modern entrepreneurship and an inspiration in this age of failed dot-coms and dissatisfied young employees. Third, McMakin uses GH's experience to provide advice for everyone from dreamers starting their own multi-million-dollar companies to small-business owners to someone who doesn't know what she wants to do. Things like: creating a "learning community" using email and an extranet; operating without loans, relying instead on profits for reinvesting in the company; GH's "40-hour" rule so no one works more than 40 hours a week; and more. Bread and Butter can help you discover how, instead of living your life in service to the business, you can create a business in service of your life.
Reminiscent of Elizabeth von Arnim and Elizabeth Taylor, these 15 recently discovered short stories by the author of The Borrowers are wonderful period pieces about being an upper-middle class woman in the 1940s and early 50s. Many are reminiscent of Brief Encounter with their longings for adventure or romance to break the stifling constraints on their lives. Here are respectable conventional women settled into dull marriages finding themselves entertaining the notion of an affair while on holiday; a dowdy woman who suddenly decides to have her face done and take the £1.00 post-office savings and blow it on a fine hat. Then there are funny, satirical pieces: useful knowledge like curing cold feet at bedtime, a sideways look at acting for a television drama and a very entertaining and fascinating piece on Writing for Children which includes dialogue with an editor who wants short words and happy stories. Written with a wry and gentle humour, the collection makes for fascinating reading.
Is your life resembling day old bread or is your daily living as delicious as biting into the warm bread oozing with melted butter? If your life is accomplished on the outside, yet it doesn't resemble your internal dreams, then Bread and Butter: A Self-Directed Discovery to Your Desired Life can help you examine your beliefs and choices and assist you in creating a life filled with the highest quality of your own design. * Identify what is important to you and how it became important.>* Understand your contribution to relationship mistakes. * Tear down walls around your heart. * Embrace your own true voice.
From an early age, I wrote an occasional poem about many varied subjects. I love nature and animals, thus in my youth, I wrote about the world around me. As I got into high school and beyond, I began writing a little more regularly and began to narrow my themes to the religious. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the mainstay of my life, thus the majority of my poems are religious in nature. Jesus Christ is the Bread of life and this concept is reflected in my title, the butter in life, is everything else!
A part autobiography of the youngest in a family of six children, growing up in a shabby 1960's guest house with competitive siblings, an interfering Victorian paternal grandmother, and ""sickly"" parents. Seen through the eyes of an innocent and naive nine year old girl who views family and the eccentric residents with humour and sensitivity. Within the confines of the guest house, she suffers some alarming, life changing experiences. This one year of her young life is told with warmth and pathos.