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Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant : Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone - Jenni Ferrari-Adler
Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant : Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone
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In this delightful and much buzzed-about collection of essays, 26 writers and foodies invite readers into their kitchens to reflect on the secret meals they relish when no one else is looking. Part solace, part celebration, part handbook, Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant offers a wealth of... show more
In this delightful and much buzzed-about collection of essays, 26 writers and foodies invite readers into their kitchens to reflect on the secret meals they relish when no one else is looking. Part solace, part celebration, part handbook, Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant offers a wealth of company, inspiration, and humor—and finally, recipes that require no division or subtraction.

Featuring essays by:

Steve Almond, Jonathan Ames, Jami Attenberg, Laura Calder, Mary Cantwell, Dan Chaon, Laurie Colwin, Laura Dave, Courtney Eldridge, Nora Ephron, Erin Ergenbright, M. F. K. Fisher, Colin Harrison, Marcella Hazan, Amanda Hesser, Holly Hughes, Jeremy Jackson, Rosa Jurjevics, Ben Karlin, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Beverly Lowry, Haruki Murakami, Phoebe Nobles, Ann Patchett, Anneli Rufus and Paula Wolfert.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781594489471 (1594489475)
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Pages no: 260
Edition language: English
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Nicole Reads
Nicole Reads rated it
4.0 [REVIEW] Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant : Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone by Jenni Ferrari-Adler
It is certainly true that cookie is therapeutic, creative, and all those other faintly creepy self-helpish words. I would love to tell you that learning to cook was part of my journey toward actualization. I would love to tell Oprah this. I would love to tell Oprah this while weeping. But I learned ...
SJane
SJane rated it
Some of these essays were funny but overall I felt I was going to o.d. on navel-gazing. I guess I shouldn’t have expected otherwise. There was too much “I was poor,” “I was young,” “I was a struggling writer,” “My kitchen was the size of a placemat.” I would have been more receptive if I were a food...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it
3.0
Good, easy reading. All of the pieces are nicely written by experienced writers. Each piece gives a personal perspective on eating/cooking/dining out alone. Some of the people love it, some hate it. Some cook for themselves, some don't bother if they're alone.I happen to love cooking and eating ...
cindywho
cindywho rated it
Fun little foodie episodes from a variety of writers. Often they are more of a examination of loneliness than eating.
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