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The Art of Eating in: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove

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In the city where dining out is a sport, one daring gourmand swears off restaurants and commits to cooking at home in a manifesto for a new generation of conscientious eaters.

Named one of Publishers Weekly's most exciting cookbook deals, Cathy Erway's timely memoir of quitting restaurants cold turkey speaks to a new era of conscientious eating. An underpaid, twentysomething executive assistant in New York City, she was struggling to make ends meet when she decided to embark on a Walden-esque retreat from the high-priced eateries that drained her wallet. The Art of Eating In reports on the delectable results of her twenty-four-month experiment, with thirty original recipes included.

What began as a way to save money left Erway with a new appreciation for the simple pleasure of sharing a meal with friends at home, a trove of original recipes, and a greater awareness of take-out food waste and whether her ingredients were ethically grown. She also explored the antirestaurant underground of supper clubs and cook-offs, and immersed herself in an array of alternative eating lifestyles from freeganism to picking tasty greens in the park. The Art of Eating In is a personal journey that transforms the reader as it transformed the writer, about the joy of getting back in the kitchen and turning something seemingly ordinary into something completely extraordinary.

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"Though it covers the same time frame as Erway's 'Not Eating in New York' blog, this isn't a repurposing of her posts — rather, it's a memoir with recipes, a rapidly growing genre. The premise is simple: adding up the money's she spent on repeatedly eating out for lunch and ordering takeout for dinner, the 20-something Brooklynite decides she'll start preparing all her meals at home, and sticks with it for two years. (All that saved money comes in handy when her boyfriend breaks up with her and she has to find her own apartment, but then there's a new dilemma; as her mother points out: what do you do for dates when you can't go out for dinner?) Erway is up for just about any food-related adventure, whether it's making inroads into New York's underground supper club scene, pulling discarded food out of trash bags, or testing the power of menudo (a Mexican stew) to cure hangovers. And the recipes — ranging from a simple asparagus salad to chipotle cornbread stuffing and a soy-sesame filet mignon with wasabi mashed potatoes — will have readers racing to their stoves." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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What began as a way to save money left Erway with a new appreciation for the simple pleasures of eating in. In a timely memoir of quitting restaurants cold turkey, Erway chronicles the delectable results of her 24-month experiment, with 30 original recipes included.

Synopsis:

In the city where dining is a sport, a gourmand swears off restaurants (even takeout!) for two years, rediscovering the economical, gastronomical joy of home cooking

Gourmand-ista Cathy Erway's timely memoir of quitting restaurants cold turkey speaks to a new era of conscientious eating. An underpaid, twenty-something executive assistant in New York City, she was struggling to make ends meet when she decided to embark on a Walden- esque retreat from the high-priced eateries that drained her wallet. Though she was living in the nation's culinary capital, she decided to swear off all restaurant food. The Art of Eating In chronicles the delectable results of her twenty-four-month experiment, with thirty original recipes included.

What began as a way to save money left Erway with a new appreciation for the simple pleasure of sharing a meal with friends at home, the subtleties of home-cooked flavors, and whether her ingredients were ethically grown. She also explored the anti-restaurant underground of supper clubs and cook-offs, and immersed herself in an array of alternative eating lifestyles from freeganism and dumpster-diving to picking tasty greens on a wild edible tour in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Culminating in a binge that leaves her with a foodie hangover, The Art of Eating In is a journey to savor.

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About the Author

Cathy Erway writes the tremendously popular blog Not Eating Out in New York, featuring recipes, ruminations, and rants about all things home-cooked. She also writes a green blog for The Huffington Post, and her work has appeared in such publications as Time Out New York, The L Magazine, Edible Brooklyn, and seriouseats.com.

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oenonome, September 24, 2010 (view all comments by oenonome)
The book starts slowly but interest builds as the author takes you inside the world of the New York food scene, her personal trials and tribulations and insights into the culture of the cross-cultural youth. The energy of city life is conveyed in the pages of this book. Overall an interesting read. Some of the recipes sound as if they might be good but I was not compelled to try making any of them.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781592405251
Subtitle:
How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove
Author:
Erway, Cathy
Illustrator:
Fan, Evah
Foreword by:
Sietsema, Robert
Foreword:
Sietsema, Robert
Publisher:
Gotham
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Cooking
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20110201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.51x5.63x1.15 in. 1.08 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Though it covers the same time frame as Erway's 'Not Eating in New York' blog, this isn't a repurposing of her posts — rather, it's a memoir with recipes, a rapidly growing genre. The premise is simple: adding up the money's she spent on repeatedly eating out for lunch and ordering takeout for dinner, the 20-something Brooklynite decides she'll start preparing all her meals at home, and sticks with it for two years. (All that saved money comes in handy when her boyfriend breaks up with her and she has to find her own apartment, but then there's a new dilemma; as her mother points out: what do you do for dates when you can't go out for dinner?) Erway is up for just about any food-related adventure, whether it's making inroads into New York's underground supper club scene, pulling discarded food out of trash bags, or testing the power of menudo (a Mexican stew) to cure hangovers. And the recipes — ranging from a simple asparagus salad to chipotle cornbread stuffing and a soy-sesame filet mignon with wasabi mashed potatoes — will have readers racing to their stoves." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , What began as a way to save money left Erway with a new appreciation for the simple pleasures of eating in. In a timely memoir of quitting restaurants cold turkey, Erway chronicles the delectable results of her 24-month experiment, with 30 original recipes included.
"Synopsis" by ,
In the city where dining is a sport, a gourmand swears off restaurants (even takeout!) for two years, rediscovering the economical, gastronomical joy of home cooking

Gourmand-ista Cathy Erway's timely memoir of quitting restaurants cold turkey speaks to a new era of conscientious eating. An underpaid, twenty-something executive assistant in New York City, she was struggling to make ends meet when she decided to embark on a Walden- esque retreat from the high-priced eateries that drained her wallet. Though she was living in the nation's culinary capital, she decided to swear off all restaurant food. The Art of Eating In chronicles the delectable results of her twenty-four-month experiment, with thirty original recipes included.

What began as a way to save money left Erway with a new appreciation for the simple pleasure of sharing a meal with friends at home, the subtleties of home-cooked flavors, and whether her ingredients were ethically grown. She also explored the anti-restaurant underground of supper clubs and cook-offs, and immersed herself in an array of alternative eating lifestyles from freeganism and dumpster-diving to picking tasty greens on a wild edible tour in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Culminating in a binge that leaves her with a foodie hangover, The Art of Eating In is a journey to savor.

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