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A book for single, food-loving cooks, with 100 recipes that deliver flavorful, globally inspired, and unfussy meals, all scaled to serve one.

As the Cooking for One columnist for the Washington Post and the head of a single household, Joe Yonan knows a thing or two about the takeout doldrums and the challenges of creating practical "serves 1" dinners that meet the standards of the avid and engaged eater. His debut cookbook celebrates the flexibility of single life and the freedom to cook the foods you crave when you crave them. Recipes include inventive dishes such as Pan-Grilled Chicken with Charred Lemon Slices, Spicy Almond Noodles with Edamame, Five-Spiced Duck Tacos with Plum Sauce, and Pain Perdu with Rum-Buttered Bananas, all of which are a snap to make and immensely satisfying to eat.

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"So heads up, single cooks! Get inspired to cook delicious meals just for yourself with these tips and recipes from the author." Epicurious.com

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"Joe Yonan's written a book of recipes so electric and stimulating anyone who co-habitates with a loved one will seriously consider a trial separation just to eat this food the way it was intended to be eaten." Adam Roberts, creator of The Amateur Gourmet

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"Eating by yourself is one of life's great pleasures. Joe Yonan also proves that great food for one can be fast, simple, and delicious. So pour yourself a glass of wine, fire up the oven for a crisp, hot cheese and fig pizza, or stuff a few tacos with slow-roasted Mexican pork. And the best part? — you don't have to share!" David Lebovitz, author of Ready for Dessert and The Sweet Life in Paris

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From the award-winning food editor of The Washington Post comes a cookbook aimed at the food-loving single.  Joe Yonan brings together more than 100 inventive, easy-to-make, and globally inspired recipes celebrating solo eating. Dishes like Mushroom and Green Garlic Frittata, Catfish Tacos with Chipotle Slaw, and Smoked Trout, Potato, and Fennel Pizza will add excitement to any repertoire and forever dispel the notion that single life means starving, settling for take-out, or facing a fridge full of monotonous leftovers. Yonan also includes shopping and storage tips for the single-chef household, along with creative ideas for making use of extra ingredients. Serve Yourself makes cooking for one a deeply satisfying, approachable pleasure. And with such delectable meals, your solo status could be threatened if you’re forced to share with others!

About the Author

Joe Yonan was the travel editor and a food writer at the Boston Globe, and is currently the food editor at the Washington Post; his efforts there earned the Post the 2009 and 2010 James Beard Award for best newspaper food section.

Table of Contents

Preface        x

Acknowledgments        xiii

 

 

CHAPTER 1

BASIC RECIPES, CONDIMENTS, AND PICKLES

 

12-Hour Tomatoes        2

Corn Broth        3

Herbed Lemon Confit        4

Spicy Hummus        5

Mulled Wine Syrup        6

Cashew Tamari Dressing        7

Parsley Garlic Dressing        8

Cilantro Vinaigrette        9

Blueberry Lemon Jam        10

Strawberry Vanilla Jam        12

Salsa Verde        14

Blackened Salsa        16

Red Pepper Chutney        17

Cabbage and Pear Kimchi        18

Citrus-Pickled Onions        19

Pickled Anchos        20

Essay:Réservation pour Un        24

 

 

CHAPTER 2

EGGS

 

Benedict Rancheros        29

Low, Slow, and Custardy Eggs        30

Mushroom and Green Garlic Frittata        32

Baked Egg in Fall Vegetables        33

Swiss Chard, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Omelet         34

Shrimp and Potato Chip Tortilla        35

Puffy Duck Egg Frittata with Smoked Salmon         36

 

 

CHAPTER 3

SWEET POTATOES, BEANS, AND OTHER VEGGIES

 

Sweet Potato Soup Base         41

Sweet Potato Soup with Chorizo, Chickpeas, and Kale         43

Sweet Potato and Orange Soup with Smoky Pecans         44

Miso Pork on a Sweet Potato        45

Curried Shrimp on a Sweet Potato        46

Home-Cooked Beans        47

Roasted Chile Relleno with Avocado-Chipotle Sauce         48

Peasant’s Bowl        50

Ex-Texas Salad        51

Spicy Black Bean Soup Base        52

Black Bean Tortilla Soup with Shrimp and Corn         53

Black Bean Soup with Seared Scallops and Green Salsa         54

Stewed Cauliflower, Butternut Squash, and Tomatoes         55

Warm Spinach Salad with Shiitakes, Corn, and Bacon         56

Fall Vegetable Soup with White Beans        58

 

 

CHAPTER 4

MEAT, POULTRY, AND SEAFOOD

 

Essay: Deep in the Heart of Texas, We Bread Steak        60

Pan-Fried Sirloin with Smashed Potatoes and Anchovy Sauce         62

Texas Bowl o’ Red        63

Chili Cheese Enchiladas        64

Spicy Glazed Mini Meatloaf        65

Yucatan-Style Slow-Roasted Pork        66

Pork Chop with Apples and Brussels Sprouts         68

Essay: First, Kill Your Chicken        69

Roast Chicken Leg with Gremolata and Sunchokes         72

Pineapple-Juice-Can Hen and Baby Potatoes         74

Wine-Braised Chicken Thighs with Olives, Prunes, and Almonds         76

Cornish Hen with Cherry-Hazelnut-Wine Sauce          77

Mahi Mahi with Kiwi-Avocado Salsa and Coconut Rice         79

Turbot with Tomatoes, Walnuts, and Capers over Couscous         80

Gingery Glazed Halibut with Carrots and Baby Bok Choy         81

 

 

CHAPTER 5

TACOS

 

Homemade Corn Tortillas        84

Austin-Style Breakfast Tacos        86

Tacos de Huevos        87

Tacos with Mushrooms and Chili-Caramelized Onions         88

Chickpea, Spinach, Feta, and Pepita Tacos         89

Pastoral Tacos        91

Korean Short Rib Tacos         92

Cochinita Pibil Tacos with Habanero Salsa         95

Smoked Turkey Tacos with Mole Verde         96

Duck Breast Tacos with Plum Salsa        99

Catfish Tacos with Chipotle Slaw         101

Shrimp Tacos with Grapefruit-Black Bean Salsa        102

 

 

CHAPTER 6

PIZZA

 

No-Knead Pizza Dough        104

No-Knead Pizza Dough with Spelt        105

Smoky Pizza Margherita        106

Kimchi, Ham, and Fried Egg Pizza        107

Mushroom and Speck Pizza        109

Fig, Taleggio, and Radicchio Pizza        111

Smoked Trout, Potato, and Fennel Pizza        113

Eggplant and Spicy Hummus Flatbread         115

Three-Pepper Pizza with Goat Cheese        118

 

 

CHAPTER 7

SANDWICHES

 

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Green Mango Slaw         121

Gingered Chicken Sandwich with Avocado and Mango         122

Tuna, Egg, and Potato Salad Sandwich        123

Philly-Style Chicken Cutlet Sandwich        125

Tuna, Chickpea, and Arugula Sandwich        126

Avocado, Smoked Oyster, and Pistachio Bruschetta         127

Smoked Trout, Green Apple, and Gouda Sandwich         128

 

 

CHAPTER 8

RICE, GRAINS, AND PASTA

 

Thai Fried Rice with Runny Egg        132

Corn Risotto with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes         135

Fried Rice with Cauliflower and Kimchi        136

Curried Butternut Squash Risotto         137

Personal Paella with Squid and Scallions         139

Faux-lognese with Pappardelle        140

Farfalle with Cantaloupe and Prosciutto         141

Farro Salad with Chickpeas, Cherries, and Pecans         143

Charred Asparagus, Tofu, and Farro Salad         144

Miso Mac and Cheese with Mushrooms        145

Spicy Almond Soba Noodles with Edamame         147

Fedelini with Tuna Ragu        148

Fideos with Sardines and Bread Crumbs         149

 

 

CHAPTER 9

DESSERTS

 

No-Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies        152

Cardamom-Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles         153

Pistachio Butter Cookies        154

Cappuccino Tapioca Pudding with Cardamom Brûlée         157

Hibiscus-Poached Peach        158

Spicy Coconut Sorbet        159

Yogurt Parfait with Rhubarb-Ginger Sauce and Strawberries         160

Yogurt Parfait with Mulled Red Wine Syrup, Oranges, and Almonds         161

Coconut French Toast with Bananas Foster         162

Cherry-Almond Tart        163

Blueberry-Lemon Tart with Toasted Coconut         165

Essay: Cooking for Two        166

 

Index        170

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Great stories. Delicious recipes. After reading Joe's essays about the various dishes you'll feel like you've been friends for years. I also enjoy the variety of recipes in the book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580085137
Author:
Yonan, Joe
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Subject:
Methods - Cookery for One
Subject:
Cookery for One
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Cooking for One or Two
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 FULL-COLOR PHOTOS
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.9 x 7.05 x .57 in 1.2 lb

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Product details 192 pages Ten Speed Press - English 9781580085137 Reviews:
"Review" by , "So heads up, single cooks! Get inspired to cook delicious meals just for yourself with these tips and recipes from the author."
"Review" by , "Joe Yonan's written a book of recipes so electric and stimulating anyone who co-habitates with a loved one will seriously consider a trial separation just to eat this food the way it was intended to be eaten."
"Review" by , "Eating by yourself is one of life's great pleasures. Joe Yonan also proves that great food for one can be fast, simple, and delicious. So pour yourself a glass of wine, fire up the oven for a crisp, hot cheese and fig pizza, or stuff a few tacos with slow-roasted Mexican pork. And the best part? — you don't have to share!"
"Synopsis" by , From the award-winning food editor of The Washington Post comes a cookbook aimed at the food-loving single.  Joe Yonan brings together more than 100 inventive, easy-to-make, and globally inspired recipes celebrating solo eating. Dishes like Mushroom and Green Garlic Frittata, Catfish Tacos with Chipotle Slaw, and Smoked Trout, Potato, and Fennel Pizza will add excitement to any repertoire and forever dispel the notion that single life means starving, settling for take-out, or facing a fridge full of monotonous leftovers. Yonan also includes shopping and storage tips for the single-chef household, along with creative ideas for making use of extra ingredients. Serve Yourself makes cooking for one a deeply satisfying, approachable pleasure. And with such delectable meals, your solo status could be threatened if you’re forced to share with others!
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