Cooking for Mr. Latte

Cooking for Mr. Latte

A Food Lover's Courtship, With Recipes

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
A compilation of the author's food columns from the New York Times details her recipes, cooking advice, and opinions of Manhattan's restaurant scene, intertwined with the story of her courtship with her future husband.

Norton Pub
Life in the city, love, and unforgettable mealscan a food writer find happiness with a man who has an empty refrigerator? Amanda Hesser's irresistible new book is the tale of a romance where food is the source of discovery, discord, and delighta story of universal desires: good food, great company, and a mate. At each stage of her courtshipfrom 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 herAmanda 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. 42 b/w illustrations.

& Taylor

A food writer for the New York Times uses food to trace her relationship with "Mr. Latte," from first date through his first attempts to cook for her. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393051964
Characteristics: 336 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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Aug 11, 2017

Recipes and romance--what's not to like? Author has a great voice and the story is great, as well. Highly enjoyable and some good stories, to boot. Tolle lege.

Aug 24, 2012

Nice food romance, but a bit too centered on the "beautiful New York life."

I liked the heroine's self-deprecating humor, but thought she could stand to dial it down a notch.


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