Bill Buford’s “Heat” Headed For The Big Screen?

Two years ago I put together a summer reading list made up of some of the most important food books in print.  On that list was former New Yorker editor Bill Buford’s Heat.

Heat to become movieAccording to the imdb web site, “Screenwriter Stan Chervin and producer Rachael Horovitz have teamed to option the Bill Buford 2006 memoir Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker and Apprentice to a Dante-quoting Butcher in Tuscany.”  The article continues, “Heat, which made the bestseller lists, tells the story of Buford’s journey from New Yorker magazine fiction editor to an amateur line cook and culinary apprentice. That led to a gig as Mario Batali’s “kitchen bitch” in the chef’s restaurant Babbo. Horovitz is developing through her Specialty Films banner.”

Food on the big screen is apparently a growing trend after the critical and box office successes of standard flix Big Night and Julia & Julia and the animated films Ratatouille and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.  Now the question on everyone’s mind is how do we get ME in this movie?

Think about it Ms. Horovitz, a guy with theater background that already knows how to saute and use a knife.  What are the chances you’ll ever find an actor with any restaurant experience?  Anyway, check out my review of Bill Buford’s Heat HERE.

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Stuart is a celebrity chef, food activist and award-winning food writer. He penned the cookbooks Third Coast Cuisine: Recipes of the Gulf of Mexico, No Sides Needed: 34 Recipes To Simplify Life and Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor." His recipes have been featured in Current, Lagniappe, Southern Tailgater, The Kitchen Hotline and on the Cooking Channel.

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