Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone

Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone

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Edited by Jenni Ferrari-Adler

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  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 20mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1594483132
  • ISBN 13: 9781594483134
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 154,533

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In this delightful and much buzzed-about essay collection, 26 food writers like Nora Ephron, Laurie Colwin, Jami Attenberg, Ann Patchett, and M. F. K. Fisher invite readers into their kitchens to reflect on the secret meals and recipes for one person that they relish when no one else is looking. Part solace, part celebration, part handbook, "Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant" offers a wealth of company, inspiration, and humor--and finally, solo recipes in these essays about food that require no division or subtraction, for readers of Gabrielle Hamilton's "Blood, Bones & Butter "and Tamar Adler's "The Everlasting Meal." Featuring essays by: Steve Almond, Jonathan Ames, Jami Attenberg, Laura Calder, Mary Cantwell, Dan Chaon, Laurie Colwin, Laura Dave, Courtney Eldridge, Nora Ephron, Erin Ergenbright, M. F. K. Fisher, Colin Harrison, Marcella Hazan, Amanda Hesser, Holly Hughes, Jeremy Jackson, Rosa Jurjevics, Ben Karlin, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Beverly Lowry, Haruki Murakami, Phoebe Nobles, Ann Patchett, Anneli Rufus and Paula Wolfert. View our feature on the essay collection "Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant."

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Jenni Ferrari-Adler is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Michigan, where she received an MFA in fiction. She has worked as a reader for "The Paris Review," a bookseller, an egg-seller, and is an agent at Union Literary Agents. Her short fiction has been published in numerous magazines. @JenFerrariAdler

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?A balanced literary buffet...seasoned with whimsy.? ?"Wall Street Journal"