I loved the illustrations in this book, and there were bright spots here and there. The title sums it up pretty well, but I'm not convinced that the majority of Americans rummage up a bit of fresh chervil to garnish their solo dinners with. Let's hear it for cold cereal!
But I do love reading about food. And I really liked this quote: "The food we offer might well lead to marriage, which shows how powerful cooking for another can be."