Bread and Butter by Michelle WildgenKitchen 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 dont 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 Harrys 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.
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One bracing afternoon in the fall of , my Aunt Nelda was bustling about her house in Albany, Georgia, preparing for a visit from relatives. This was important because my cousins would not be coming by in person. My cousins had recently altered their names to Dean and Marc, and were two-thirds of a fledgling rock-and-roll group. Along with a man named Larry Henley, they were The Newbeats. She was excited for her big brother, whose sons were about to make it big—excited, in fact, for the whole family.
Bread and butter, as foodstuffs, are considered basic forms of sustenance. A flourishing stock market is the bread and butter of a successful country. I'm an artist on the weekends, but being a tutor is my bread and butter.
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See comments. Today we talk about a food expression using something most cultures have — bread. It could be naan bread of India, a pita from the Middle East or steamed bread from China.
My love for bread and butter goes back to my early childhood. I was 5 years old and my younger sister, Sandra, and I were often in the care of an older next-door neighbor, Ms. Emma-- if I had to guess, she was in her late 70's or early 80's. She did not have children, but she adored all of the children in the neighborhood, as I do today. Thanks to Ms. Emma, I have always had a fondness for the much older generation.
In Reply to: I like bread and butter Then I say to the other person I am with,"bread and butter" and then they are to say toast and jam. You have awakened a deeply buried childhood memory. I, aged about 5 years, am watching animated cartoons on TV. In the cartoon, factory workers, mostly animals wearing human clothing, are leaving work at the end of their shift. As they pass the new shift arriving each one says "bread and butter" in a weary, monotonous voice. That's it.