'Everything food writing should be: funny, profound, inspiring and unaffected' Nigella Lawson
Weaving together memories, recipes, and wild tales of years spent in the kitchen, Home Cooking is Laurie Colwin's manifesto on the joys of sharing food and entertaining. From the humble hot-plate of her one-room apartment to the crowded kitchens of bustling parties, Colwin regales us with tales of meals gone both magnificently well and disastrously wrong.
Never before published in the UK, this is hilarious, personal and full of Colwin's hard-won expertise. Home Cookingwill speak to the heart (and stomach) of any amateur cook, professional chef, or food lover.
'A feast . . . witty, no-nonsense. Home Cooking is a culinary companion as comfortable beside your bed as your cooker. It has an essay for everyone who loves to eat and demonstrates that home is where the heart is - and the stomach happiest' Observer
'Laurie Colwin's food thoughts are like phone calls from a dear friend' New Yorker
'Shrewd, witty and consistently enjoyable' Mail on Sunday
Laurie Colwin writes about food with love, lightness and an elegant intimacy reminding us that cooking is about life not recipes. Her books are more than cookery books. They are the diaries of someone - who died young - with a huge appetite for life and the rare ability to convey it. She writes so movingly, too, about her daughter and I can't help thinking what a testimony of love she left her
A feast . . . witty, no-nonsense . . . there are echoes of Nigella Lawson, one of Colwin's fans . . . Home Cooking is a culinary companion as comfortable beside your bed as your cooker. It has an essay for everyone who loves to eat and demonstrates that home is where the heart is - and the stomach happiest
Memories, recipes and tantalising tales of the kitchen
Shrewd and witty
Shrewd and witty essays on food . . . a consistently enjoyable bedtime read
Laurie Colwin's food thoughts are like phone calls from a dear friend
I have in my kitchen a book called Home Cooking. And, in between following the recipes for Extremely Easy Old-Fashioned Beef Stew or Estelle Colwin Snellenberg's Potato Pancakes, I would frequently sit down on a little stool in my kitchen and read through one of the essays in that book. I never read through Joy of Cooking, and I can read The Silver Palate Cookbook standing up, but I always sat down to read these.