The Telling Room A Tale of Love, Betrayal, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese

by Michael Paterniti

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The Telling Room A Tale of Love, Betrayal, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese Synopsis

In the picturesque Spanish village of Guzman, villagers have gathered for centuries in 'the telling room' to share their stories. It was here, in the summer of 2000, that Michael Paterniti listened as Ambrosio Molinos de las Heras spun an odd and compelling tale about a cheese made from an ancient family recipe. Reputed to be among the finest in the world - one bite could conjure long-lost memories. But then, Ambrosio said, things had gone horribly wrong...Paterniti was hooked. Relocating his young family to Guzman, he is soon sucked into the heart of an unfolding mystery, a blood feud that includes accusations of betrayal and theft, death threats, and a murder plot. As the village begins to spill its long-held secrets, Paterniti finds himself implicated in the very story he is writing. The Telling Room is as surprising, evocative and wildly entertaining as the world it portrays.

The Telling Room A Tale of Love, Betrayal, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese Press Reviews

For my money, Paterniti is one of the most expansive and joyful writers around - big-hearted and humane and funny. This book is a wild and amazing ride -- George Saunders, author of TENTH OF DECEMBER 

The Telling Room captures the true essence of happiness - but what's more, it captures the fact that food is always central, always present in our memories, when we search for it. For those who doubt that food is our most vital social network, this book demonstrates it unequivocally -- FERRAN ADRIA, chef, El Bulli

 

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ISBN: 9781782112778
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781782112778
Publication date: 2nd January 2014
Author: Michael Paterniti
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,
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About Michael Paterniti

Michael Paterniti is a journalist and has been nominated eight times for the National Magazine Award. One of his stories was chosen for True Stories: A Century of Literary Nonfiction, joining four other writers as the best examples of literary journalism from the last hundred years. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling book Driving Mr Albert. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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