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Bread &amp; Butter - Michelle Wildgen - <span class="date-display-single">02/26/2014 - 7:00pm</span>

Bread & Butter

02/26/2014 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room

Join Michelle Wildgen and the Wisconsin Book Festival to celebrate the release of Michelle's new novel, Bread & Butter.  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. 

 

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.

Michelle Wildgen

About Presenter Michelle Wildgen

 

Michelle Wildgen is the author of the novels Bread and ButterYou’re Not You, and But Not For Long.  The film adaptation of You’re Not You, a New York Times’ Editor’s Choice and one of People Magazine’s Top Ten Books of 2006, stars Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum and was produced by DiNovi Pictures and 2S Films. Wildgen’s work includes fiction, essays, reviews, and food writing. She is a freelance writer, editor, and teacher, and an executive editor at the literary magazine Tin House. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

 

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