John Thorne's classic first collection is filled with straightforward eating, home cooking, vigorous opinions, and the gracefully intelligent writing that makes him a cult favorite of people who like to think about food.
"Incisive, hilarious and occasionally nostalgic, this volume will delight many readers, reminding them why they enjoy the pleasures of food and cooking."--Publishers Weekly
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Thorne's essays with recipes originated in his culinary newsletter, Simple Cooking. His writing ingredients include reminscence, diary, and daydream, with seasonings of whimsey and irony, and a taste ... Read full review
This book is what started it all for me, my love of food that is. It's written so well that you can taste what he is talking about. Its a book that makes you lose all sense of time. Don't start it if you are planning on doing anything for the next day or two, it's that good, honest!
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