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Dishing It Out

Bill Buford grills Mario Batali, his culinary mentor and the colorful subject of his new book, Heat.


Kitchen Secrets: Bill Buford with Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain
June 21 at the New York Public Library’s Celeste Bartos Forum
If the blockbuster success of Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential has taught us anything, it’s that the dining public might be hungrier for kitchen gossip than for anything on a plate. Bourdain joins Bill Buford (the author of the latest editor-turned-kitchen-grunt tell-all) and Mario Batali (the object of Buford’s unflinching scrutiny) for a night of most likely spirited conversation at the New York Public Library ($15; tickets available at


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