Home Cooking

Home Cooking : A Writer in the Kitchen

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As much memoir as cookbook and as much about eating as cooking. The New York Times Book Review Weaving together memories, recipes, and wild tales of years spent in the kitchen, Home Cooking is Laurie Colwin s manifesto on the joys of sharing food and entertaining. From the humble hotplate of her one-room apartment to the crowded kitchens of bustling parties, Colwin regales us with tales of meals gone both magnificently well and disastrously wrong. Hilarious, personal, and full of Colwin s hard-won expertise, Home Cooking will speak to the heart of any amateur cook, professional chef, or food lover."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 193 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 20mm | 222.26g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0307474410
  • 9780307474414
  • 107,620

Review quote

"One of the delights of life is eating with friends; second to that is talking about eating. And, for an unsurpassed double whammy, there is talking about eating while you are with friends."--From the Foreword"It is the one true kitchen friend."--"Washington Post Book World"As much memoir as cookbook and as much about eating as cooking."--"New York Times Book Reviewshow more

About Laurie Colwin

Laurie Colwin is the author of five novels Happy All the Time; Family Happiness; Goodbye Without Leaving; A Big Storm Knocked It Over; and Shine On, Bright and Dangerous Object three collections of short stories Passion and Affect; The Lone Pilgrim; and Another Marvelous Thing and two collections of essays, Home Cooking and More Home Cooking. Colwin died in 1992."show more

Table of contents

Foreward Home Cooking: An Introduction Starting Out in the Kitchen The Low-Tech Person's Batterie de Cuisine Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant How to Fry Chicken Potato Salad Feeding the Fussy Bread Baking Without Agony Friday Night Supper How to Disguise Vegetables Fish Feeding the Multitudes Chocolate The Same Old Thing Red Peppers Dinner Parties How to Avoid Grilling Nursery Food Bitter Greens Soup English Food Without Salt Stuffing: A Confession Flank Steak: The Neglected Cut Kitchen Horrors About Salad Repulsive Dinners: A Memoir Chicken Salad Easy Cooking for Exhausted People How to Give a Party How to Make Gingerbread Stuffed Breast of Veal: A Bad Idea Black Cake Indexshow more