More Home Cooking: A Writer Returns to the Kitchen (Paperback)
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The triumphant sequel to Home Cooking by “a home cook, like you and me, whose charm and lack of pretension make her wonderfully human and a welcome companion as she chatters on about the small culinary accomplishments and discoveries that occur in her kitchen” (Chicago Tribune).
Following the success of Home Cooking, Laurie Colwin returned to the kitchen to cook up this delightful mix of culinary recipes, advice, and personal anecdotes. With down-to-earth charm and wit, she discussed the many pleasures and problems of cooking at home, including such topics as “Desserts that Quiver,” “The Duck Dilemma,” “Real Food for Tots,” “Turkey Angst,” and “Catering on One Dollar a Head.”
As informative as it is entertaining, More Home Cooking is a rare treat for Colwin’s many fans and for anyone who loves to spend time in the kitchen.
About the Author
Laurie Colwin is the author of five novels: Happy All the Time; Family Happiness; Goodbye Without Leaving; Shine On, Bright and Dangerous Object; and A Big Storm Knocked It Over; three collections of short stories: Passion and Affect, Another Marvelous Thing, and The Lone Pilgrim; and two collections of essays: Home Cooking and More Home Cooking. She died in 1992.
“The first time I read Laurie Colwin I knew I’d found the friend I’d always wanted to join me in the kitchen. Warm, funny and unpretentious, she made me laugh and made me want to cook. Her recipes were easy and delicious. All these years later, when I’m feeling sad, or wondering what to cook, I turn to Laurie Colwin. And she never lets me down.”
— Ruth Reichl, author of Delicious!
“Laurie Colwin teaches us how to cook, eat, deal with disasters, write and live. We turn to her books for a kind of comfort and sustenance that only she can provide.”
— Emily Gould, author of Friendship and Perfect Tunes
“Filled with essays about food, family, and life. . . . Her writing is a treat. . . .It’s a joy to read—the kind of work that makes you want to get cooking yourself.”
— Boston Phoenix
“We all need a best friend when we are at home cooking; this is the next best thing.”
— Seattle Weekly
“Colwin’s writing is down-to-earth and friendly, as though she is presenting little morsels she has prepared just for you. There are no frills or tricks. Like a classic dish, her writing’s magic in its simplicity.”
— Charlotte Observer