Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession

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Little, Brown, Dec 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
Julie Powell thought cooking her way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking was the craziest thing she'd ever do--until she embarked on the voyage recounted in her new memoir, CLEAVING.

Her marriage challenged by an insane, irresistible love affair, Julie decides to leave town and immerse herself in a new obsession: butchery. She finds her way to Fleischer's, a butcher shop where she buries herself in the details of food. She learns how to break down a side of beef and French a rack of ribs--tough, physical work that only sometimes distracts her from thoughts of afternoon trysts.

The camaraderie at Fleischer's leads Julie to search out fellow butchers around the world--from South America to Europe to Africa. At the end of her odyssey, she has learned a new art and perhaps even mastered her unruly heart.
 

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1. I don't really want to know such detail about butchery, because it's kind of gross. 2. The author is seriously messed up. 3. I feel sorry for her family and anyone who knows her, because who wants ... Read full review

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I hate bad mouthing authors, it is an unspeakably difficult thing to write a book, let alone one that exposes yourself to the audience ... yet ... Julia has demonstrated that this is not the case and ... Read full review

Contents

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PART II
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PART III
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Epilogue

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INDEX OF RECIPES
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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