The Pleasures of Cooking for OneBook - 2009
"From the legendary editor of some of the world's greatest cooks including Julia Child and James Beard a passionate and practical book about the joys of cooking for one. Here, in convincing fashion, Judith Jones demonstrates that cooking for yourself presents unparalleled possibilities for both pleasure and experimentation- you can utilize whatever ingredients appeal, using farmers' markets and specialty shops to enrich your palate and improve your health; you can feel free to fail, since a meal for one doesn't have to be perfect; and you can use leftovers to innovate in the course of a week, the remains of beef bourguignon might be reimagined as a rag, pork tenderloin may become a stir-fry, a cup or two of wild rice produces both a refreshing pilaf and a rich pancake, and red snapper can be reinvented as a summery salad. It's a fulfilling and immensely economical process, one perfectly suited for our times although, as Jones points out, cooking for one also means we can occasionally indulge ourselves in a favorite treat. Throughout, Jones is both our instructor and our mentor, suggesting basic recipes such as tomato sauce, preserved lemons, pesto, and homemade stock that all co
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: p. cm.