More Home Cooking

More Home Cooking

A Writer Returns to the Kitchen

eBook - 2014
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"Laurie Colwin's food thoughts are like phone calls from a dear friend." 'The New York Times In this delightful celebration of food, family, and friends, one of America's most cherished kitchen companions shares her lifelong passion for cooking and entertaining. Interweaving essential tips and recipes with hilarious stories of meals both delectable and disastrous, Home Cooking is a masterwork of culinary memoir and an inspiration to novice cooks, expert chefs, and food lovers everywhere. From veal scallops sauteed on a hot plate in her studio apartment to home-baked bread that is both easy and delicious, Colwin imparts her hard-earned secrets with wit, empathy, and charm. She advocates for simple dishes made from fresh, organic ingredients, and counsels that even in the worst-case scenario, there is always an elegant solution: dining out. Highly personal and refreshingly down-to-earth, Laurie Colwin's irresistible ode to domestic pleasures is a must-have for anyone who has ever savored the memory of a mouthwatering meal. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Laurie Colwin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.
Publisher: New York : Open Road Media, 2014.
ISBN: 9781497673809
1497673801
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: The family dinner in real life
Why I love cookbooks
After the holidays
Black beans
Lemons and limes
The once and future dinner party
The duck dilemma
Boiled beef
How to make yogurt
The case of the mysterious flatbread
Coffee
About biscuits
Down-home standbys
More about gingerbread
A harried cook's guide to some fast food
The beet goes on
Catering on one dollar a head
Real food for tots
In search of Latvian bread
Butter
Desserts that quiver
Rented-house cookery
Tomatoes
Picnics
Waiting for dessert
How to cook like an American
Jet lag and how to feed it
The raspberry jungle
The egg and you
Four easy pieces
American corn
Jam anxiety
Three chocolate cakes
In praise of pears
Roast chicken
The glory of chutney
Halloween
Turkey angst
All the trimmings
Condiments
Wonderful lentil soup
How to face the holidays
Plain food.
Summary: "Laurie Colwin's food thoughts are like phone calls from a dear friend." 'The New York Times In this delightful celebration of food, family, and friends, one of America's most cherished kitchen companions shares her lifelong passion for cooking and entertaining. Interweaving essential tips and recipes with hilarious stories of meals both delectable and disastrous, Home Cooking is a masterwork of culinary memoir and an inspiration to novice cooks, expert chefs, and food lovers everywhere. From veal scallops sauteed on a hot plate in her studio apartment to home-baked bread that is both easy and delicious, Colwin imparts her hard-earned secrets with wit, empathy, and charm. She advocates for simple dishes made from fresh, organic ingredients, and counsels that even in the worst-case scenario, there is always an elegant solution: dining out. Highly personal and refreshingly down-to-earth, Laurie Colwin's irresistible ode to domestic pleasures is a must-have for anyone who has ever savored the memory of a mouthwatering meal. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Laurie Colwin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.

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Jun 12, 2017

This is M.F.K. Fisher, watered-down. Essays on gastronomy and eating, but rather crude, simple and lacking in nuance.

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