A collection of fabulous, single-serving recipes that are inventive, yet simple to make.
Library JournalLydecker, a food writer and editor, teaches classes on cooking for one, but her cookbook is directed at anyone who eats alone at least sometime, not just "full-time" solo cooks like recent college grads, the newly divorced, and others suddenly on their own. However, much of the information she includes will be most helpful to novices in the kitchen. The recipes are fine but somewhat ordinary. Jane Doerfer's excellent Going Solo in the Kitchen (LJ 4/15/95), with almost twice as many recipes and a readable text filled with kitchen strategies and useful suggestions, is the first choice here; larger collections should consider adding Lydecker's book as well.
Book World Washington PostPeople who live alone -- graduate students, retirees, bachelor bon vivants -- often rely on restaurants and fast food for their meals. It seems just too much trouble to cook for a single person. But, as Tony Lydecker reminds us in her preface to SERVES ONE, preparing a simple nutritous meal for oneself can be one of life's pleasures: A glass of wine, a favorite sandwich or salad, a good book to read -- what could be nicer? Lydecker introduces her recipes with brief essays and arranges then mainly by key ingredient (eggs, beands and grains, pasta, salads). After looking through this book, even people with families may want to send away the kids and spouse so that they can dine quickly all by themselves.
- Lake Isle Press
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