THE TELLING ROOM. A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese.

New York: The Dial Press, (2013). First edition. Hardcover. Signed by the author on the title page. "In the picturesque village of Guzman, Spain, in a cave dug into a hillside on the edge of town, an ancient door leads to a cramped limestone chamber known as "the telling room." Containing nothing but a wooden table and two benches, this is where villagers have been gathered for centuries to share their stories and secrets, usually accompanied by copious amounts of wine. It was here, in the summer of 2000, that Michael Paterniti found himself listening to a larger-than-life Spanish cheese maker named Ambrosio Molinos de las Heras as he spun an odd and compelling tale about a piece of cheese. An unusual piece of cheese. Made from an old family recipe, Ambrosio's cheese was reputed to be among the finest in the world, and was said to hold mystical qualities. Eating it, some claimed, conjured long-lost memories. But then, Ambrosio said, things had gone horribly wrong. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Item #14303
ISBN: 9780385337007

Price: $75.00

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