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In An Everlasting Meal, Tamar Adler has written a book that “reads less like a cookbook than like a recipe for a delicious life” (New York magazine).

In this meditation on cooking and eating, Tamar weaves philosophy and instruction into approachable lessons on feeding ourselves well. With chapters on boiling water, cooking eggs and beans, and summoning respectable meals from empty cupboards, Tamar demonstrates how to make the most of everything you buy and illustrates what the world’s great chefs know: that the best meals rely upon the ends of the meals that came before them.

     She explains how to smarten up simple food and gives advice for fixing dishes gone awry. She recommends turning to neglected onions, celery, and potatoes for inexpensive meals that taste full of fresh vegetables, and cooking meat and fish resourcefully.

     By wresting cooking from doctrine and doldrums, Tamar encourages readers to begin from wherever they are, with whatever they have. An Everlasting Meal is elegant testimony to the value of cooking and an empowering, indispensable tool for eaters today.

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In this meditation on cooking and eating, Tamar Adler weaves philosophy and instruction into approachable lessons on feeding ourselves well. An Everlasting Meal demonstrates the implicit frugality in cooking. In essays on forgotten skills such as boiling, suggestions for what to do when cooking seems like a chore, and strategies for preparing, storing, and transforming ingredients for a week’s worth of satisfying, delicious meals, Tamar reminds us of the practical pleasures of eating. She explains what cooks in the world’s great kitchens know: that the best meals rely on the ends of the meals that came before them. With that in mind, she shows how we often throw away the bones, skins, and peels we need to make our food both more affordable and better. She also reminds readers that almost all kitchen mistakes can be remedied. Summoning respectable meals from the humblest ingredients, Tamar breathes life into the belief that we can start cooking from wherever we are, with whatever we have.

An empowering, indispensable work, An Everlasting Meal is an elegant testimony to the value of cooking.

About the Author

A former editor at Harper’s Magazine, Tamar Adler has cooked at Gabrielle Hamilton’s Prune restaurant and Chez Panisse. She was the founding head chef of the restaurant Farm 255 in Athens, Georgia. Tamar currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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prosiopesis, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by prosiopesis)
For anyone who likes food, eating, cooking, and living - or reading about those things in elegant, approachable prose.
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lsander17, May 6, 2012 (view all comments by lsander17)
This is such a refreshing and inspiring book. I highly recommend it to foodies and even more so to those who love to cook. It takes food back to it's most basic goodness. I'm discarding almost everything I own and heading to Europe with only one bag.....this book is going in my bag!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781439181881
Subtitle:
Cooking with Economy and Grace
Author:
Adler, Tamar
Author:
Waters, Alice
Publisher:
Scribner
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Subject:
Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, leftovers, organic food, whole food, health, dinner, Tamar Adler, vegetables, sustainability, seasonal, farmer s market, recipes, MFK Fisher, How to Cook a Wolf, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mark Bittman, Smitten Kitchen, John Adler,
Subject:
Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, leftovers, organic food, whole food, health, dinner, Tamar Adler, vegetables, sustainability, seasonal, farmer s market, recipes, MFK Fisher, How to Cook a Wolf, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mark Bittman, Smitten Kitchen, John Adler,
Subject:
Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, leftovers, organic food, whole food, health, dinner, Tamar Adler, vegetables, sustainability, seasonal, farmer s market, recipes, MFK Fisher, How to Cook a Wolf, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mark Bittman, Smitten Kitchen, John Adler,
Subject:
Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, leftovers, organic food, whole food, health, dinner, Tamar Adler, vegetables, sustainability, seasonal, farmer s market, recipes, MFK Fisher, How to Cook a Wolf, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mark Bittman, Smitten Kitchen, John Adler,
Subject:
Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, leftovers, organic food, whole food, health, dinner, Tamar Adler, vegetables, sustainability, seasonal, farmer s market, recipes, MFK Fisher, How to Cook a Wolf, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mark Bittman, Smitten Kitchen, John Adler,
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20120619
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , In this meditation on cooking and eating, Tamar Adler weaves philosophy and instruction into approachable lessons on feeding ourselves well. An Everlasting Meal demonstrates the implicit frugality in cooking. In essays on forgotten skills such as boiling, suggestions for what to do when cooking seems like a chore, and strategies for preparing, storing, and transforming ingredients for a week’s worth of satisfying, delicious meals, Tamar reminds us of the practical pleasures of eating. She explains what cooks in the world’s great kitchens know: that the best meals rely on the ends of the meals that came before them. With that in mind, she shows how we often throw away the bones, skins, and peels we need to make our food both more affordable and better. She also reminds readers that almost all kitchen mistakes can be remedied. Summoning respectable meals from the humblest ingredients, Tamar breathes life into the belief that we can start cooking from wherever we are, with whatever we have.

An empowering, indispensable work, An Everlasting Meal is an elegant testimony to the value of cooking.

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