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Hotbox : inside catering, the food world's riskiest business
Hotbox : inside catering, the food world's riskiest business
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xii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Manchego Mayhem -- Not the sharpest knife in the drawer -- sidebar : prep facts -- The client is (almost) always right -- Fiesta at the palace -- The telephone chef, the glorious guys, and G.I Joe veterans for frankfurter service -- Dinner in light and dark -- sidebar : sheet pan magic -- The big pink hippo -- sidebar : glass facts -- Sixteen hundred deviled eggs -- sidebar : working the hotbox -- Can I even eat this? -- No milk! (butter and cream okay) -- Great expectations -- sidebar : bathtub pasta salad -- The happy couple fancied themselves food curators -- sidebar : nuptials by the numbers -- Piercing the veil.
"Hotbox reveals the real-life drama behind cavernous event spaces and soaring white tents, where cooking conditions have more in common with a mobile army hospital than a restaurant. Known for their modern take on Southern cooking, the Lee brothers steeped themselves in the catering business for four years, learning the culture from the inside-out. It's a realm where you find eccentric characters, working in extreme conditions, who must produce magical events and instantly adapt when, for instance, the host's toast runs a half-hour too long, a hail storm erupts, or a rolling rack of hundreds of ice cream desserts goes wheels-up. Whether they're dashing through black-tie fundraisers, celebrity-spotting at a Hamptons cookout, or following a silverware crew at 3:00 a.m. in a warehouse in New Jersey, the Lee brothers guide you on a romp from the inner circle--the elite team of chefs using little more than their wits and Sterno to turn out lamb shanks for eight hundred--to the outer reaches of the industries that facilitate the most dazzling galas. You'll never attend a party--or entertain on your own--in the same way after reading this book."--Page [2] of cover.
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New York, New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019.