Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen
By Laurie Colwin
2021 • Vintage
The seminal work of American food writing—part essay collection, part cookbook—that reshaped the way we write and think about food; indispensable reading for anyone who loves to eat. With a new foreword by Ruth Reichl.
“Unlike some people, who love to go out, I love to stay home.”
So begins Home Cooking, Laurie Colwin’s timeless work of food writing and “everything food writing should be: funny, profound, inspiring and unaffected” (Nigella Lawson). Weaving together memories, recipes, and wild tales of years spent in the kitchen, this is 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 has spoken to the hearts of amateur cooks, professional chefs, and food lovers for more than thirty years, and this edition features a brand new foreword by Ruth Reichl.
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