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What We Eat When We Eat Alone by Deborah Madison
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Jan 16, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: food-and-cooking

I love Deborah Madison's cookbooks and recipes, but this little book was a disappointment. Basically Madison and her husband, Patrick McFarlin, asked a bunch of people what they eat when they're on their own and wrote it down. Despite the anecdotal nature of their research, the repeatedly made unwarranted generalizations about the eating habits of men and women. Plus the food described was not particularly interesting, and the chapters and descriptions were somewhat repetitive. Then, inexplicably, the final chapter is devoted to the meals that people cook when they have romance/seduction in mind...meals for two...which had nothing at all to do with the book's premise. I'm glad I didn't buy the book.

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