Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen

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Vintage Books, 2010 - Cooking - 193 pages
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"As much memoir as cookbook and as much about eating as cooking." --The New York Times Book Review

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.

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User Review  - Dokfintong - LibraryThing

When I got this book from NetGalley.com, I realized that I have owned the paperback for years. "Home Cooking" is a classic book of food essays and Laurie Colwin's gingerbread recipe is possibly the ... Read full review

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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

In Home Cooking, a slight book which is somewhere between cookbook and memoir, Laurie Colwin chats, pontificates and eases the mind on all things kitchen. She is very opinionated in the nicest ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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.

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