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The Pleasure Is All Mine: Selfish Food for Modern Life Hardcover – March 10, 2009
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“A wickedly funny manifesto for the hungry single girl that makes solo dining effortless as well as fabulous, with musings on the catering industries of New York, LA, Paris and London, where Pirret was a chef at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant, Fifteen.” (Marie Claire (UK))
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Top Customer Reviews
The personal stories range from the seven guests who turned down her dinner invitation (the morons, but the story sounds vaguely familiar, like the New Testament incident in the gospels) to work-life in professional kitchens to an interesting ingredient in her "take-out" food chapter.
Ah, and the recipes. They range from the exotic to simple pleasures, like blueberry pancakes. Try the pancake recipe. I messed it up the first time (I confess, I deviated from the recipe) but the second time I saw the light and repented. They were the best - tall and fluffy. Great!
I can't wait to dip into the pool of dessert recipes.
Take it from an overweight guy who enjoys eating - buy the book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's a short book with fantastic recipes. The measurements are flexible according to taste and they're easy to double should you decide to dine with a partner. Enjoy!Published on June 15, 2014 by kate phillips
I found this book on the new arrivals shelf at my local library, and picked it up on a whim when it first came out a few years back. I was completely enamored with it. Read morePublished on May 5, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I read this book cover to cover the day it arrived. I don't know if I could say which is better, the candid and humorous stories or the recipes themselves. Read morePublished on December 23, 2011 by Pamela Henderson
I usually love the cookbooks I purchase but this one left me with mixed feelings. The cookbook as a whole needs work - the author's commentaries are vulgar and inappropriate for a... Read morePublished on April 24, 2011 by Asian drama queen
This book is fun to read, it made me laugh out loud while simultaneously making my mouth water wanting to try things. Read morePublished on March 24, 2011 by mountain lion
There are no pictures in the book, and the recipes are pretty vague. Maybe it's best suited for someone who has lots of cooking experience and can whip something up real quick with... Read morePublished on February 15, 2011 by Kyle W. Sundgren
I've bought several cooking for one cookbooks and have been left uninspired by all. I finally have an exciting reason to be in the kitchen! Read morePublished on December 10, 2010 by MegMig
I found this cookbook to be hilarious, irreverent and I highly recommend it. The recipes turn out consistently excellent and you feel proud that you made something so good. Read morePublished on October 19, 2010 by Judy
When I first received the book, I read through the commentary at the beginning of each chapter and was appalled. Read morePublished on September 12, 2010 by 17 year Amazon customer