The Pleasures of Cooking for One

The Pleasures of Cooking for One

Book - 2009
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From the legendary editor of some of the world's greatest cooks--including Julia Child and James Beard--a passionate and practical book about the joys of cooking for one. Jones suggests basic recipes--such as tomato sauce, preserved lemons, pesto, and homemade stock--that all cooks should have on hand; teaches you how to improvise by building meals through the week; and supplies you with a lifetime's worth of tips and shortcuts.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307270726
0307270726
Characteristics: x, 273 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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MB85CAL
Sep 06, 2017

A gem. I appreciate the scaling down of measurements of ingredients for one person. Very helpful. Beautifully written and photographed. Kudos, Judith!

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Logovore
Nov 17, 2011

I like the premise: that we single people can be able to spoil ourselves with good food and not break the bank and/or have leftovers until Doomsday...

That being said, some of the recipes made me go bleargh (which would have earned me a lecture from my great-grandmother). Even then, though, it's a taste thing (kidneys, ick!) rather than any inherent fault of the recipes.

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jyotilamba
Jul 03, 2011

Loved this book!Everything I made from this cookbook turned out delicious. I shouldn't be surprised seeing as how Judith Jones worked with Julia Child.

The only complaint I have is that the portions are for one person! I had to double/triple/quadruple the recipes for my family and everything still turned out great.

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