As a single person I mostly cook for one, and while I'm capable of broiling a pork chop and searing a piece of fish, I seem to eat typical "for one" meals like soup or salad for far too many lunches and dinners. Somehow, despite my skills and my own preferences (I don't even like salad that much), I hardly ever make a decent (or well-rounded) meal for myself.
But, once I started reading Suzanne Pirret's new book, The Pleasure is All Mine, I have to admit, I'm inspired to get back to the kitchen and treat myself to more home-cooked meals. Pirret's book is part memoir, part cookbook: It features 100 recipes (most with wine pairings from Colum Sheehan of New York 's Babbo) as well as short essays about her culinary experiences in New York , Los Angeles , Paris , and London . I see it as the type of book one can curl up with and read as well as take to the kitchen and actually use.
Pirret's goal is for you to put down the takeout menu and learn to cook for yourself. Not onlyRead More »from The Pleasure is All Mine: Lessons in Cooking for One