Cleaving: A Story Of Marriage, Meat, And Obsession by Julie Powell

Cleaving: A Story Of Marriage, Meat, And Obsession

byJulie Powell

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Julie Powell thought cooking her way through Julia Child'sMastering the Art of French Cookingwas 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<_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Africa. At the end of her odyssey, she has learned a new art and perhaps even mastered her unruly heart.

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After a misspent youth involving loads of dead-end jobs and several questionable decisions,Julie Powell, author ofJulie and Julia,has found her calling as a writer-cum-butcher. She lives in Long Island City, Queens, when she isn't in Kingston, NY, cutting up animals.
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Title:Cleaving: A Story Of Marriage, Meat, And ObsessionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:November 17, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316003379

ISBN - 13:9780316003377

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