Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen

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Harper Collins, 2000 - Cooking - 208 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - cissa - LibraryThing

I love Colwin's voice, and I love the recipes of hers I've tried! Even her ideas for eggplant intrigue me, and I am not a fan of eggplant. These are very personal essays on food, and self and family ... Read full review

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User Review  - lillibrary - LibraryThing

A collection of essays on cooking, entertaining, and eating that is in turn, inspiring, humorous and thoughtful. A great motivator to get into the kitchen and cook up something yourself. Read full review

Contents

An Introduction
5
The LowTech Persons Batterte de Cuisine
15
Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant
23
How to Fry Chicken
29
Feeding the Fussy
38
Bread Baking Without Agony
44
Friday Night Supper
51
How to Disguise Vegetables
61
Red Peppets
90
How to Avoid Grilling
101
Soup
116
A Confession
132
About Salad
146
Easy Cooking for Exhausted People
160
How to Make Gingerbread
173
Index
187

Feeding the Multitudes
70
Chocolate
78

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About the author (2000)

Laurie Colwin is the author of five novels: Happy All the Time, Family Happiness, Goodbye Without Leaving, Shine On, Bright and Dangerous Object, and A Big Storm Knocked It Over; three collections of short stories: Passion and Affect, Another Marvelous Thing, and The Lone Pilgrim; and two collections of essays: Home Cooking and More Home Cooking. She died in 1992.

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