What We Eat When We Eat Alone: Stories and 100 Recipes

What We Eat When We Eat Alone: Stories and 100 Recipes

by Deborah Madison, Patrick McFarlin
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What We Eat When We Eat Alone: Stories and 100 Recipes by Deborah Madison, Patrick McFarlin

Renowned vegetarian cookbook auhor Deborah Madison set out to learn what people chew on when there isn't anyone else around. The responses are surprising—and we aren't just talking take-out or leftovers. This is food-gone-wild in its most elemental form.

In a conversational tone, What We Eat When We Eat Alone explores the joys and sorrows of eating solo and gives a glimpse into the lives of everyday people and their relationships with food.

The book is illustrated with the delightful art of Patrick McFarlin, and each chapter ends with recipes for those who dine alone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423604969
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 05/01/2009
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.86(w) x 5.74(h) x 1.08(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Deborah Madison is the author of nine cookbooks and countless articles on food, cooking, and farming. Currently she blogs for Gourmet and Culinate.

He is the creator of Pat's Downtown Club, featured on CBS Sunday Morning. He has received numerous awards and fellowships for his painting. He works out of his studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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What We Eat When We Eat Alone: Stories and 100 Recipes 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Wendy45 More than 1 year ago
I read about his book in the Washington Post and immediately went out to purchase it. I have not been disappointed. It is full of great stories and easy recipes that one can create from what is already inside the fridge. I am still reading it and am truly enjoying it.
miss-hattie More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was like reading about friends or friends of friends, wondering which of the recipes they would find most enticing. It also opened the door to so many other "comfort foods", as well as gave my choices validity. Summer Tomato Sandwiches with just butter and cucumber; one of my personal favorites I look forward to each year when the tomatoes are ripe for pickin'. Also olive sandwiches; hard to keep the little things in a folded up piece of bread, but satisfying. . . and Jif Peanut Butter (smooth) with Claussen Dill sandwich slices across the peanut butter on your favorite bread slices. Yum. And, I've already bought my polenta. I look forward to reading this book again; it's just a book to make you smile and reminisce. I picked it up on a whim off the Barnes&Nobles employee recommendation shelf - serendipity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I keep on laughing when reading this book. It's so funny, because it's so true. I have seen so many friends of mine, including myself, between the lines. Makes a great read anytime, especially on a long and boring airport ride or anything like that. Very well written!
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Dswartzfager More than 1 year ago
This book is totally useless. I love reading so even though this turned out to not really be a cookbook it was awful. It wasn't interesting or entertaining. It was just a gross list of foods people eat when they are alone and bored. I gave it a chance. I kept reading through about half the book until I had to give up. Maybe someone who likes to read those books written by chefs who talk about how they started cooking would like it.
Bookloverco More than 1 year ago
Gave it as a gift - The person totally enjoyed the stories with a few tears and much laughter.