- Paperback: 193 pages
- Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reissue edition (June 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060955309
- ISBN-13: 978-0060955304
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 94 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,418,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen Paperback – May 3, 2000
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"As much memoir as cookbook and as much about eating as cooking." -- --New York Times Book Review
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.
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At the beginning, Colwin says that she reads cookbooks like novels. This is perhaps why she's written this book the way she has... it reads like a sort of series of short stories, anecdotal short stories, but it's also a cookbook. She manages to pull off jumping around from subject to subject, from story to story, and from recipe to recipe, in a way that makes the reader want to read more, know more, eat more, and COOK more!
Some review I read said that this book is like having a telephone conversation with your best friend. I would agree with that. The way Colwin approaches not only her stories, but also the recipes, is familiar, close, intimate.
Overall, this was a lovely book that I intend to re-index (because there already IS a useful index at the end!) for my own purposes so I can use and re-use and hopefully impress dinner parties full of people...
Highly recommended for people who want to cook, who are good at cooking, who are bad at cooking, or who just like food. or who just like to eat. ;)
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