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"Tender, wry, passionate, truthful. To read Hesser's prose is to hunger for more."?Nigella Lawson
Life in the city, love, and unforgettable meals?can a food writer find happiness with a man who has an empty refrigerator? Amanda Hesser's irresistible book is the tale of a romance where food is the source of discovery, discord, and delight?a story of universal desires: good food, great company, and a mate.
At each stage of her courtship?from her first date with "Mr. Latte" (a ...
"Tender, wry, passionate, truthful. To read Hesser's prose is to hunger for more."—Nigella Lawson
Life in the city, love, and unforgettable meals—can a food writer find happiness with a man who has an empty refrigerator? Amanda Hesser's irresistible book is the tale of a romance where food is the source of discovery, discord, and delight—a story of universal desires: good food, great company, and a mate.
At each stage of her courtship—from her first date with "Mr. Latte" (a near-disaster) to her first uneasy dinner at his parents' home, from intimate suppers in her Upper West Side apartment to his first attempt at cooking for her—Amanda supplies menus for the meals they share: more than one hundred well-balanced and well-seasoned recipes that will leave you satisfied yet wanting more.
With warmth and honesty, Amanda shares her feasts and foibles, triumphs and near-misses, tense encounters and good times in the kitchen and beyond. Her humorous, sensuous tale leads us date by date, recipe by recipe, to a jubilant conclusion.
|2||Mr. Latte Has a Trick Up His Sleeve||24|
|4||Cooking with Julia||38|
|6||The Art of Dining Alone||57|
|7||A Tough Act to Follow||64|
|8||The Rooftop Party||72|
|9||The Man Who Made Me Eat Everything||79|
|11||A Safe Place||91|
|12||About Town with the Bon Vivant||98|
|13||Show Me, Don't Tell Me||105|
|14||Dinner When No One Wanted to Be Alone||113|
|16||A Visitor from India||126|
|17||Peeling Away the Past||135|
|18||Hard Thoughts Soften over Dinner||143|
|19||When in Rome, Eat Oxtail Stew!||150|
|20||Heidi Saves the Day||157|
|21||A Reason to Cook||164|
|24||A Few or a Dozen Favorites||190|
|25||The Engagement Party||205|
|26||Fine Dining in the Sky||214|
|27||The Not-So-Secret Tapas Bar||221|
|28||Eastern Shore Interlude||229|
|33||Guests in Our Own Home||272|
|35||Cooking, on Schedule||294|
|36||The Tart that Took a Year to Bake||305|
|37||And So to Wed||314|
|Index to Recipes||330|
Posted March 16, 2009
Courting a foodie is not always easy. However Hesser's self-depreciation in her food oriented world can give any single girl hope - that she will find a soul-mate who doesn't always share all her interests. At the same time there is enough for the food lover who enjoys well-written prose and insider musings on the food world. The characters are well-drawn and Hesser's love for her world shines through making this an up-lifting and easy read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 12, 2009
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