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Author Paterniti, Michael.
Title The telling room : a tale of love, betrayal, revenge, and the world's greatest piece of cheese / Michael Paterniti.
Publisher New York : Dial Press Delacorte, c2013.
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 COUNCIL TREE Nonfiction  637.3 Paterniti, M. 2013    05-04-15  CHECKED IN
 COUNCIL TREE Nonfiction  637.3 Paterniti, M. 2013    04-17-15  CHECKED IN
 OLD TOWN Nonfiction  637.3 Paterniti, M. 2013    03-23-15  DUE 05-28-15 PRSP/MOBIUS OFFSITE
Edition 1st ed.
Description 349 p. ; 25 cm.
Subject Paterniti, Michael -- Travel -- Spain -- Guzmán.
Cheesemaking -- Spain -- Guzmán -- History.
Cheesemakers -- Spain -- Guzmán -- Biography.
Guzmán (Spain) -- Biography.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary During a 1991 proofreading stint at a deli, following his graduation from the University of Michigan's creative writing program, the author read a paragraph describing a "sublime" cheese from Castile. "There was something about all of it, not just the perfection of Ari's prose," writes Paterniti, "but the story he told--the rustic cheesemaker, the ancient family recipe, the old-fashioned process by which the cheese was born, even the idiosyncratic tin in which it was packaged--that I couldn't stop thinking about. Paterniti traveled to Spain where he rapidly fell under the spell of the loquacious cheesemaker, Ambrosio, and the tiny village of Guzman, situated in the "vast, empty highlands of the Central plateau of Spain." At the center of the narrative is the saga of betrayal of Ambrosio and his artisanal cheese by his boyhood friend, Julian. The author probes subjects as diverse as the first human encounter with cheese; an investigation into the origin of Pringles; geology; and Spanish.
Local Note ardnf08/13
ISBN 9780385337007

URL for this Item: http://catalog.poudrelibraries.org/record=b1553392~S7

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