Synopses & Reviews
At a time when 31 million American adults live alone, Klancy Miller is here to show that cooking for one is something to embrace. While making single servings from other cookbooks means scaling down ingredients, adjusting cooking times, or being stuck with leftovers, Cooking Solo gives readers just what they need to make a delicious meal — all for themselves. Among the few other “cooking for one” books, this is the first by a hip young woman, whose vibrance and enthusiasm for cooking for herself comes through in the 100 attractive recipes like Tahitian Noodle Sandwich, Smoked Duck Breast Salad, Spicy Pork Burger with Coconut, and Mackerel with Lemon and Capers. Klancy also includes a chapter on entertaining at home, because being single still means having fun with friends.
"Klancy’s playful, engaging book turns cooking for one from a chore into an occasion, and her sophisticated palate informs each of the restaurant-quality recipes. This book is an inspiration for anyone who has ever stood alone in the kitchen and wished for something more than a heat-and-eat meal: It’s a corner table for one without ever leaving the house." Ellen Yin, Co-Owner of Fork and High Street on Market
"Taking inspiration from her travels, family, and day-to-day life, Klancy Miller has created a wonderful collection of recipes that will surely inspire you to prepare meals for yourself at home. Cooking for oneself is more rewarding than ever with this book open on your counter." Julia Turshen, Co-Author of It’s All Good
"This is a smart, fun, user-friendly cookbook with great recipes for solo cooks. I love that Klancy encourages people to find their groove cooking for one and that she believes in sharing that same pleasure and delicious food with others.” Marcus Samuelsson, Chef-Owner of Red Rooster Harlem and Streetbird Rotisserie
"[A] single person's guide to cooking without compromise. This cookbook reframes cooking, which can seem like a chore, as a form of self-care." Library Journal
About the Author
Klancy Miller is a writer, pastry chef, host of waffle parties and passionate Francophile. She has contributed to Food Republic and appeared on Food Network's Recipe for Success. She graduated from Columbia University and Le Cordon Bleu Paris.