Jeanette "Astute Crabbist"'s Reviews > Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant : Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone

Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant  by Jenni Ferrari-Adler
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Apr 28, 2008

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bookshelves: nonfiction, books-about-food, journalism-essays
Read in April, 2008

Good, easy reading. All of the pieces are nicely written by experienced writers. Each piece gives a personal perspective on eating/cooking/dining out alone. Some of the people love it, some hate it. Some cook for themselves, some don't bother if they're alone.

I happen to love cooking and eating alone, and I couldn't understand the unhappiness some of these people expressed at their aloneness with food. When I'm cooking only for me, I can fix it exactly the way I like it(spicy!!), and focus on my food while I'm eating. Paradise!

Hard to say how much appeal this book would have for people who aren't alone, but it says a lot about attitudes toward food in general. I found it enjoyable, and it moves very swiftly.
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