Home Cooking

Home Cooking

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by Laurie Colwin, Anna Shapiro
     
 

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Share the unsurpassed pleasures of discovering, cooking, and eating good, simple food with this beloved book. Equal parts cookbook and memoir, Laurie Colwin's Home Cooking combines her insightful, good-humored writing style with her lifelong passion for wonderful cuisine in essays such as "Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant," "Repulsive

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Share the unsurpassed pleasures of discovering, cooking, and eating good, simple food with this beloved book. Equal parts cookbook and memoir, Laurie Colwin's Home Cooking combines her insightful, good-humored writing style with her lifelong passion for wonderful cuisine in essays such as "Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant," "Repulsive Dinners: A Memoir," and "Stuffed Breast of Veal: A Bad Idea." Home Cooking is truly a feast for body and soul.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060955304
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/2000
Series:
Harper Perennial
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet 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.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
June 14, 1944
Date of Death:
October 25, 1992
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., Bard College; M.A., Columbia University

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Home Cooking 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Katsura More than 1 year ago
I discovered Laurie Colwin's books by reading a blog on the website of the (very sadly now lapsed) Gourmet magazine. I started by reading "Home Cooking" and then "More Home Cooking" and have moved on to her novels. If you like Barbara Pym novels, and if you like to cook and to think about food, you'll appreciate Laurie Colwin!
Ephesus More than 1 year ago
While reading this book, you will feel like you are sitting at the author's table, having a cup of coffee and reminiscing. Colwin has a gentle style and can paint a picture for you, transporting you right into her life. Before you know it you'll be laughing over her account of picky dinner guests, tiny kitchens, weird ingredients, disastrous cooking failures, and happy surprises. A short, pleasurable read, it will definitely make you want to hop in the kitchen and whip something tasty up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had always loved Laurie Colwin's fiction, and then I stumbled upon Home Cooking. With the same warmth and humor, Laurie Colwin invites you into her kitchen - combining stories of life and friendship with recipes that turn your kitchen into a cozy and welcoming place to spend time with family and friends. It is utterly charming - as was she.
Guest More than 1 year ago
NO ONE can live up to the wonderful food writings + memoirs of Ruth Reichl. This book by Colwin is poor at best. The essays are boring and give us no insight into Colwin's family, upbringing, and events that occured in her life. It is boring essays about cooking in a too small apartment kitchen or cooking pretentious boring bland food for her friends. The recipes included are too vauge, what is a large can of tomatoes, it is the 8 oz, 16 oz, or 28 oz can?!?!!?!?