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Home Cooking
  • ISBN: 9780241145715
  • Pages: 208
  • Publisher: Fig Tree
  • Binding: Paperback

Home Cooking

Laurie Colwin

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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 tells stories of meals gone both magnificently well and disastrously wrong.

‘Everything food writing should be: funny, profound, inspiring and unaffected.’ Nigella Lawson

‘Perhaps her greatest gift as a food writer is her love for good food writing, wherever it appears . . . she’s not just sharing food ideas, she’s opening her library -- an act that must have been akin to opening her heart.’ New York Times

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