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Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen (Vintage Contemporaries)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

Share the unsurpassed pleasures of discovering, cooking, and eating good, simple food with this beloved book. Equal parts cookbook and memoir, Laurie Colwin's Home Cooking combines her insightful, good-humored writing style with her lifelong passion for wonderful cuisine in essays such as Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant, Repulsive Dinners: A Memoir, and Stuffed Breast of Veal: A Bad Idea. Home Cooking is truly a feast for body and soul.

Synopsis:

A unique feast for body and soul, "Home Cooking" shares the delightful pleasures of discovering cooking and eating good, simple food.

About the Author

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.

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

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307474414
Author:
Colwin, Laurie
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Illustrator:
Shapiro, Anna
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Subject:
food;cooking;memoir;essays;food writing;cookbook;recipes;cookery;non-fiction;food essays;writing;american
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.02x5.14x.63 in. .50 lbs.

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Product details 208 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780307474414 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Share the unsurpassed pleasures of discovering, cooking, and eating good, simple food with this beloved book. Equal parts cookbook and memoir, Laurie Colwin's Home Cooking combines her insightful, good-humored writing style with her lifelong passion for wonderful cuisine in essays such as Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant, Repulsive Dinners: A Memoir, and Stuffed Breast of Veal: A Bad Idea. Home Cooking is truly a feast for body and soul.
"Synopsis" by , A unique feast for body and soul, "Home Cooking" shares the delightful pleasures of discovering cooking and eating good, simple food.
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