Friday, February 6, 2009

Home Cooking


I've been re-reading one of my favorite books of all time, Home Cooking by the much-missed Laurie Colwin, a collection of essays that Colwin, a novelist, published in Gourmet magazine. One of the best of them, the nostalgic "Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant," has been reprinted in an anthology of the same title. You can read it here, on pages 15-22. It's wonderful.

2 comments:

dreshny said...

What a great essay. You'd never believe some of the things I eat when I'm alone. Last week, actually, I think I ate a can of lentil soup mixed with leftover spaghetti and topped with provolone. But eggplant sounds better...

Pentimento said...

:) Sounds like my solitary meals, which are usually a mix of everyone else's leftovers. I do love eggplant, though.

Oh, and Dreshny, read this essay: you'll love it. It's about how Laurie Colwin started cooking for large groups during the student strike at Columbia in 1968.

http://www1.broward.edu/~nplakcy/
docs/feeding_the_multitudes.html