I'm sent countless advanced proofs of books asking for "blurbs," words of praise that the publisher can use to entice book buyers. I get so many, in fact, that they can feel more a burden than a pleasure. An Everlasting Meal by a writer I didn't know was one such book, so it was all but accidental that it came with me on a July trip to the beaches of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where I opened it, reclined on a towel on a gorgeous stretch of sand. By the time I was half finished, I'd already contacted the editor to say I'd happily write something on behalf of this book, because I love it. It's smart, graceful and strangely, beautifully reassuring.
Tamar Adler, a writer and cook who has logged serious time behind the line in actual restaurants, sets out to model her book on How to Cook a Wolf by the doyenne of literary food writing, M.F.K. Fisher--an audacious, incredibly presumptuous intent. Adler does neither Fisher nor herself a disservice in the comparison. The essays in this book are truly fine, formed from both thought-provoking ideas and practical advice about food, cooking and eating. I've read few books that ask us to think about food with this kind of elegance, whether discoursing on how to cook an egg or how to set a table. I always looked forward to picking this book up, and I always felt an ease and comfort while reading. It's hard to imagine a more elegant book of essays on the subject.
A worthy companion to Fisher, highly recommended. --Michael Ruhlman
The book makes me want to spend all day in the kitchen. I found myself reading slowly, trying to savor each bite. I will definitely be reading this again many times.Published 1 day ago by J. Simons
I bought this for my 25-year-old daughter who's found it VERY helpful in figuring out how to cook healthily and inexpensively for herself. She loves it.Published 3 days ago by Barbara Morrell
Tamar Adler, the author of this awful book, promotes eating domestic rabbit meat! How awful! She wrote an entire article in Vogue about how rabbit meat is the new ethical meat, but... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Kristi L Pastoor
Do not hesitate to buy this book. Best $12 I've ever spent. This book completely changed the way I cook and eat and as those are a large part of my daily life, it's fair to say... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Patrick Rogan
What's next, dog and cat meat? Rabbits are the third most popular pet in this country. This author is a monster who promotes rabbit meat as a sustainable food source. Read morePublished 20 days ago by A. Litchfield
To suggest that rabbits do not suffer in cages is baffling, self serving logic coming from someone who wants to eat them.Published 21 days ago by KB in SD
I will encourage everyone to not buy this book. Tamar Adler promotes eating rabbit meat which is the 3rd most popular pet in the US. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Alexandra
Within a few hours, this book had me hooked--hooked--on dishes like Oeufs Mayonnaise. Toast, homemade mayo, poached eggs: simple, yet divine. Read morePublished 24 days ago by CA