Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin

Faith’s Daily Find 07.12.12

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Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin

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Yesterday Megan mentioned one of my all-time favorite books in her discussion of picky eaters. Laurie Colwin's essays on food and cooking are short, funny, bracing, helpful, and never sentimental. She died far too young, and her essays deserve to be read widely by anyone who loves food, cooking, and good writing. Each chapter is a short essay (most originally published in Gourmet) on a single topic. My favorites include her meditations on potato salad, nursery food, feeding the multitudes, fussy eaters, and of course the classic: "Repulsive Dinners: A Memoir."

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.