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Being in lockdown in Paris during the coronavirus pandemic turned out to be the perfect time and place to devour Bill Buford’s new book Dirt.
Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking was just the antidote to confining apartment walls and the daily tedium of my own pedestrian meals.
I’ve lived in Paris for 16 years and I’ve never read Buford. So I first feared Dirt might be yet another expat tale of moving to France en famille, with all its tedious clichés.
I should have known better. Buford is a longtime fiction editor at The New Yorker magazine and author of Heat, a best-selling depiction of the city’s restaurant scene. He is knowledgeable,