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An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace

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  • Posted November 26, 2011

    Dazzling But Still Homey

    Since reading Tamar Adler's An Everlasting Meal, I have been saving the ends of bread,celery leaves, fennel fronds and parmesan cheese rinds. She has leftover recipes for each of them. After reading each chapter I had the urge to go to the kitchen to practice what she preaches. She is that persuasive without being preachy. She writes beautifully. When I finished the last chapter I allowed tears to drip down my face. Adler had touched me deeply with her advice, her spirit and above all, her prose.

    jpalumbo

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2012

    I love everything about this book.

    Just when you think there's nothing new in the world of food, along comes Tamar Adler and proves us all wrong. This is a new way -- today's way -- of dealing with food. A much rangier way of planning meals and of eating. Ways to use up everything edible from your shopping basket and to stretch out the way food appears and reappears over a few days. How to see food, how to think of it, how to deal with it in a sensible and graceful way...and not be bound by the old rules. Besides the contentful content, the writing is just superb. You'll think differently about food and your relationship with it while reading Ms. Adler's whimsical writing and her amiable - even affectionate - relationship with her food.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 3, 2012

    This book is a find!

    An Everlasting Meal arrived on Friday and I spent a luxurious weekend reading it. It is literary, witty and filled with charming and homey examples.

    The author's ideas and techniques will take me further along the road to a plant-based lifestyle with savory gourmet-level recipes.

    I love that nothing is wasted; almost everything can morph into still another dish. A little bit of planning produces a week's worth of meals.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2014

    meditative and inspirational.  mad me want to get into the kitch

    meditative and inspirational.  mad me want to get into the kitchen and cook simple peasant food.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    This is a beautiful book!

    This book is about more than food. And it's so much more than a cookbook. It's really about living well and simply. It reads like a love letter to food. Not only did I read it like a novel but I couldn't put it down.

    I highly recommend this book to anyone who finds comfort in food and wishes for a slow pace.

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  • Posted August 24, 2012

    skip the wine and bring this to your host/hostess

    I originally reviewed this book as my first GoodReads Giveaway and noted that it was a must for holiday hostess gifts. A love letter to the basics of food, the prose is as delicious as the water lovingly boiled to start any meal. Adler brings our tastebuds back to the basics, from our humble beginnings and our humble hands. I revisit parts of this book as much as my salt shaker, and have become a more frequent and more flavorful cook. My suggestion--get two copies, one for you and one to replace the bottle of wine you normally take to the next dinner party. An Everlasting Meal will be continuously consumed.

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